Adam asks… Let’s just say the Mets move Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy, because for whatever reason they seem to believe Lucas Duda can be the long term answer at first base. (That’s a complaint for a whole other time) This should clear up some cash, but what do the Mets do with that cash? Do you think the Mets would actually pursue Stephen Drew if his price comes down? I’d love to see another […]
Adam asks… What do you think of trading Ike Davis and Lucas Duda and moving Daniel Murphy to first base so we can play Wilmer Flores at second base? The way I see it Murphy is far more productive than Duda or Davis and is a doubles machine who can drive in runs plus throw in his stolen bases, I also have this fear that Wilmer Flores is getting dismissed when it’s obvious he’s our […]
David asks: The Rays are looking for a first baseman. Do you think they could consider trading Ben Zobrist, who would be a real upgrade, for a package like Ike Davis, Daniel Murphy and a pitching prospect? I’m not sure how this makes sense right now, David. Sure, Zobrist is better than Murphy, but the Mets’ needs are deeper at other areas. Second base is low on the list of priorities for the Mets. If […]
Mike asks… Just wondering what you think it would take to get one of Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings from the Arizona Diamondbacks? They seem to have a surplus at shortstop as well as outfield. So what kind of a package would you hope the Mets could work out? Teddy replies… To Sir Mike, I don’t think it should be a package. If it were me, I’d go after Chris Owings for shortstop. Many have […]
Raymond asks… Did you happen to read the report on MetsBlog that the Mets are still looking for a veteran backup and that John Buck and Ramon Hernandez are options for them? Do you think that deep down inside they don’t believe in Travis d’Arnaud anymore and have lost faith in him? Joe D. replies… Absolutely not. The front office is still very high on d’Arnaud (as they should be) and are anxious to see him […]
Kevin D. asks… It seems that you are the only one among your writers that didn’t like the Chris Young signing. He is an all star who took less money to come to the Mets and is still young with a lot of upside. I don’t understand what you don’t like about him and even FanGraphs said it will be the best baseball signing of the entire offseason. Joe D. replies… That’s quite a mouthful […]
This mailbag question comes from Alex: Anyone watching this team would notice that we are in dire need of a shortstop. With no one in the minors close to the majors, and Tejada and Quintanilla not getting the job done, are there any quality shortstops that the Mets can realistically acquire? Alex is right about what we have now. While I wouldn’t be so quick to give up on the 23 year-old Ruben Tejada (I […]
This one comes from Jay via email: When do you think Wheeler will get the major league call up and how large of an impact do you see him having on this season? If Zack Wheeler continues to mix his pitches and keep hitters guessing, which made him so devastating last year, he will be with the Mets sooner rather than later. According to all accounts, he failed to mix up his pitches over his […]
Will the Mets pickup the options on Billy Wagner of J.J. Putz? I feel the Mets should not pick up either of their options unless within the final two months of the season they are able to prove that they have significant value with no signs of holding back because of their injuries. The barometer should be their pre-surgery velocity coupled with their command. If they rise to the occasion on both those levels, than […]
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