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Wednesday, June 04, 2014

NY Post: Sherman: Mets must seize unexpected opportunity and spend

There are four months of the season left, so maybe the Nationals get their act right. Maybe. Perhaps the Braves’ power bats overcome all. Perhaps. But there is opportunity here for Alderson and the Mets. If the Marlins are trying to get their team better, Alderson should be proactive as well. Ownership needs to stop talking about the money it is willing to spend and open wallets.
Does the front office, for example, think there is still a star player inside Matt Kemp as long as he is liberated from the Dodgers? Will the Rockies auction Carlos Gonzalez? Will the Rays concede and make the versatile Ben Zobrist available?

bobm Posted: June 04, 2014 at 09:43 PM | 18 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JJ1986 Posted: June 04, 2014 at 10:19 PM (#4719338)
The Mets badly need a shortstop, could use a catcher and are down to 4 real starters at the moment. If they add a player, it probably shouldn't be a 2B or a corner outfielder.
   2. Steve Balboni's Personal Trainer Posted: June 04, 2014 at 10:45 PM (#4719360)
I don't follow the Mets closely, but took a quick look at their roster at BB-Ref real quick...do not invest in this team, Sandy. This is not a good team, and I do not see 85 wins on this roster.

If they add a player, it probably shouldn't be a 2B or a corner outfielder.


If they add a player, it probably should be Honus Wagner or something...
   3. The Yankee Clapper Posted: June 04, 2014 at 11:04 PM (#4719372)
Ownership needs to stop talking about the money it is willing to spend and open wallets.

Maybe they could take out a loan?
   4. cardsfanboy Posted: June 04, 2014 at 11:52 PM (#4719400)
What does the writer expect them to do? There are no free agents, so anything you get is in trade, and considering the goal has been to build for the future, you don't mortgage that for a slim chance at competing this year. Who do they think they can get that would make a difference?
   5. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: June 05, 2014 at 12:09 AM (#4719409)
Who do they think they can get that would make a difference?

Martha Stewart
   6. Russlan is fond of Dillon Gee Posted: June 05, 2014 at 02:09 AM (#4719443)
Just a couple things:

Kevin Plawecki is hitting really well in Double A. I think he's the Mets catcher of the future. I wouldn't rush him but he should get every opportunity to be the starter next season especially if dArnaud continues to bit hit.

Ruben Tejada has hit two homers in the last 3 games he has played. A recent hot streak has him posting a .228/.348/.309 which should be an OPS+ of around 90.

I doubt the Mets are good enough to compete without their best pitcher but there have been some good things happen this year so far.
   7. just plain joe Posted: June 05, 2014 at 08:20 AM (#4719465)
I watched the Mets-Cubs game last night and thought I was watching some type of old timer's game; among others the Mets used Daisuke Matzusaka, Dana Eveland and Buddy Carlyle on the mound. I don't follow the Mets but can only assume that some sort of wholesale disaster has affected their pitching staff.
   8. Arbitol Dijaler Posted: June 05, 2014 at 08:43 AM (#4719469)
There is nothing about this team more troubling than Wright's .395 slugging percentage.
   9. TerpNats Posted: June 05, 2014 at 08:51 AM (#4719476)
What does the writer expect them to do? There are no free agents, so anything you get is in trade, and considering the goal has been to build for the future, you don't mortgage that for a slim chance at competing this year.
Agreed. Typical tabloid thinking.
   10. adenzeno Posted: June 05, 2014 at 08:59 AM (#4719483)
If they add a player, it probably should be Honus Wagner or something...


He is not old enough
   11. Crispix reaches boiling point with lackluster play Posted: June 05, 2014 at 10:33 AM (#4719567)
I watched the Mets-Cubs game last night and thought I was watching some type of old timer's game; among others the Mets used Daisuke Matzusaka, Dana Eveland and Buddy Carlyle on the mound.

This is after they already waived Kyle Farnsworth and Jose Valverde. Who's next, David Weathers?
   12. Howie Menckel Posted: June 05, 2014 at 10:47 AM (#4719579)

Sure, Rocky Biddle would listen if the Mets called.
   13. CFBF Is A Golden Spider Duck Posted: June 05, 2014 at 10:57 AM (#4719589)
Buddy Carlyle?
   14. Mess with the Meat, you get the Wad! Posted: June 06, 2014 at 01:55 AM (#4720193)
Paul coffey has to be waiting for that phone call. Hell alfonseca has to be willing to listen.
   15. madvillain Posted: June 06, 2014 at 02:40 AM (#4720197)
Does the front office, for example, think there is still a star player inside Matt Kemp as long as he is liberated from the Dodgers?


yes, liberate his contract and 2 WAR potential to the Mets, that will make all the difference.
   16. Lassus Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:11 AM (#4720216)
Did we lose again last night? I couldn't bear to watch.
   17. JE (Jason Epstein) Posted: June 06, 2014 at 08:58 AM (#4720242)
There is nothing about this team more troubling than Wright's .395 slugging percentage.

It's troubling but hardly catastrophic. IIRC, Jacoby Ellsbury's SLG was even lower barely a week ago and no one in the Bronx seemed scared.
   18. Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora Posted: June 06, 2014 at 12:21 PM (#4720385)
Andrew Brown, OPS in AAA:
2011: .883
2012: .961
2013: 1.093
2014: 1.178

I know he's 29, but for the love of god is there any reason at all we need to watch either of the Youngs play anymore?

Plus Nimmo is third in the FSL in OPS, the 2 guys above him are older, 23 & 26 years old.

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