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Friday, September 27, 2019

What if the Mets had not traded for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz?

NEW YORK – A certain sense of accomplishment and bravado filled the press conference room at Citi Field on Dec. 4 as Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano were introduced as the newest members of the New York Mets.

The offseason is a time for hope and optimism, and on that December day, Mets officials believed they had just made a move that would lead them to 90 wins. One only had to look at the Cheshire cat grins in the room to know that they felt they had just become contenders.

In their eyes, after two down years, the Mets were back.

“Robinson Cano is one of the best second basemen in the history of the game. He immediately will impact the middle of our lineup and increase the run production in a meaningful and significant way,” newly hired Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said during that introductory press conference. “Edwin is the best closer in the game today. He will the anchor of our bullpen and electrify our fan base. Most important, everyone should know that these two players are here to help us accomplish our goals of winning now and in the future.”


Be careful with establishing alternative timelines- the last time I tried such an exercise, Tom Dewey ended up on the $50, I couldn’t stop tasting copper, and the city of Birmingham vanished without a trace….

QLE Posted: September 27, 2019 at 12:44 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: edwin diaz, mets being mets, robinson cano, what-ifs

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

Mets Say Robinson Cano Plans to Preserve Leg Health in Most Robinson Cano Way Ever

When Robinson Cano was diagnosed with a torn hamstring in early August, most skeptics and pundits presumed that he would miss the rest of the 2019 season.

In a surprising turn of events, the New York Mets activated the vet second baseman on Tuesday, less than a month after he went on the shelf. Cano wasn’t in the lineup for Tuesday night’s showdown against the Washington Nationals, but skipper Mickey Callaway claimed he would be available off the bench to pinch hit.

What isn’t the least bit shocking, however, is the manner in which Callaway and Co. are going to manage Cano’s tender hammy. Sound the alarms, folks, because Robbie will “control his running effort,” for the last month of the campaign.

This feels like some sort of punchline, but I’m not sure what the joke was….

 

QLE Posted: September 04, 2019 at 12:35 AM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: hamstring, mickey callaway, robinson cano, running

 

 

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