He is the best man who, when making his plans, fears and reflects on everything that can happen to him, but in the moment of action is bold. ~ Herodotus The moment of action for New York Met General Manager Sandy Alderson is now. It is time for Sandy to fly against his better nature, to throw caution to the wind, and take his own bold approach to fixing the Mets. Rules are guidelines to give us structure, […]
I got an email the other day asking me why I always downplay the Mets going after players like Shin-Soo Choo, Jacoby Ellsbury or Carlos Beltran. The reader wanted to know why I’ve become such a pessimist. My response to her was simple. “I don’t trust the people in charge, hence I’m skeptical of anything they say.” In the Fall of 2010, nobody was happier to see Sandy Alderson and company take control of this […]
It’s only been six games for Juan Lagares who is working on his bat in the Dominican Winter League, but so far the early results have been incredible for the young center fielder. Last night, Lagares went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two stolen bases to raise his average to .375 for the season with a .777 OPS. The Dominican native has hit in six straight games for Las Aguilas and has eleven hits in […]
Andrew asks… Why are you always pushing Shin-Soo Choo so much on your site? He’s just an average player cashing in on his walk year and in obvious decline. He sucks as a center fielder and I’d rather stick with Juan Lagares. Joe D. replies… Thanks for the question, but let me first correct you and say that I’m not pushing any particular player. When there is an update on a particular player who the […]
No Gold Gloves for Eric Young Jr. or David Wright who were edged out by Carlos Gonzalez in left field and Nola Arenado at third base. Among the three 3B finalists for Gold Glove in the NL, Arenado had the best defensive WAR (3.6). Juan Uribe was 1.8. and Wright was third with 0.7. Arenado also had 30 defensive runs saved whil Uribe had 15 and Wright had 5. Original Post David Wright and Eric Young Jr. are among […]
Nick asks… Is Juan Lagares an everyday player? He seems more like a Endy Chavez defensive substitute type to me, but I keep hearing that he has a hold on the everyday center field job. Do you think his bat will develop or will we see the same offensive production we saw last season? Any idea what kind of numbers we should look forward to? Teddy replies… I don’t think Lagares is a defensive substitute […]
The two-year plan The past two seasons, the Mets have finished 74-88. Over that time, they’ve dumped all their albatross contracts (except Bobby Bonilla…) and resolved the Bernie Madoff lawsuit, such that management finally appears capable of investing in the team. Whether they will or not remains to be seen, but Sandy Alderson has said the team has about $30 million to spend this off-season if he chooses. This post assumes they are serious, and […]
With news floating around that the Mets may indeed punt again in 2014, and with Matt Harvey sidelined the entire year; maybe it’s time to start looking at what the New York Mets may look like in 2015. I know it’s a depressing thought, and I’m sorry for bringing it up. But that doesn’t mean we can’t have some fun with this. The reason why 2015 will actually make for an interesting season is because […]
Kudos to our own Joe DeCaro for his keen insights as a radio guest on “The Sounds Of Shea” last week. Joe proved why his baseball observations, particularly in reference to our Mets, bring hordes of Met fans to Mets Merized Online each and every day. There is always room for viewpoints across the spectrum on a sports blog or in any walk of life. What Joe does is state his opinions and back them […]
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