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  1. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    I could see Sandy bringing in an insurance-type CF on a one-year deal, but no one that will excite even a little bit. A tandem of Lagares and Nimmo is pretty scary...especially since BOTH of them are injury-prone (along with being lousy bats). Agree on deGrom...if I'm him I want to know what the hell the plan is too. I wouldn't blame him one bit for wanting out. I do think the Mets will try to back Nimmo at Lagares' expense, but Nimmo won't ever do enough to permanently take the job...especially since he's been a bit clumsy in CF. I keep forgetting about Flores in next year's IF mix...maybe he gets a shot to be the third baseman next season. He'll never be a good glove, but he looks he can at least be a decent bat with power. Who's currently a Met that deserves to start there over him?
  2. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    It really is stunning how quickly this franchise is back to Square One. Some of this was inevitable...Smith and Rosario don't get callups if everything goes right, but they were obviously going to get a shot very soon...it was pretty much guaranteed that Duda and Cabrera wouldn't be back in 2018 (well, in Cabrera's case, not as the starting SS, anyway). Ditto Grandy. Maybe the Mets try to re-sign Bruce, though we've been over that one...I'm definitely not doing that long-term if I'm Sandy. Walker was in a "show me" situation, and simply didn't show enough to allow the Mets to feel comfortable committing to him. But you've alluded to it '7'...there's going to be a boatload of holes next season that aren't going to be filled to our satisfaction. Lagares will be the starting CF next year (Nimmo will get a shot to take the job from him, but I don't think it's ever going to happen for him in the majors as a full-time player). Conforto and Cespedes will complete the OF. IF will be Reyes (bleech, this I find more infuriating than anything else), Rosario, Cecchini/Cabrera (maybe the Mets pick up his option), Smith, and d'Arnaud. Maybe a cheap IF signing is coming, but Sandy is going to do next to nothing this offseason. Payroll is going to plummet, probably by design. The only big thing I can see happening is deGrom signing a fairly pricey long-term deal to stick around. But that's it. Next year's team will struggle to finish .500.
  3. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Cespedes was clearly on his best behavior before getting his payday. He's going to be a serious problem going forward. No wonder he's been on so many teams. And when the owner and GM don't give a sh!t, why should anyone else? Including us?
  4. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    No arguments from me at all '7'. But these are the Mets. And Sandy probably feels like he already did his job. The kind of GM the Mets really need to try to keep this thing going doesn't seem to be out there, and if he was, they wouldn't go out and get him anyway. I have zero expectations for this offseason. It sucks. Oh well...guess the past two seasons were fun while they lasted.
  5. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    It's 2011 again. Team is in rebuild mode, probably from within.
  6. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Reyes can barely even play anymore. And in his prime was a lazy player plenty happy to just rest on his talent. What a fvcking joke.
  7. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    This team isn't even going to win 70 games. Sad how quickly this "run" of relevancy is already toast. If Passive Uncreative is still the GM next season, does anyone with a brain see a productive offseason coming? Though the returns weren't much (and in some cases just about nonexistent) I understood dealing off the vets who weren't going to be here beyond 2017 anyway...but I get the feeling this team is starting completely over. It won't surprise me much if deGrom is dealt this offseason for a batch of prospects. Just a brutal time to be a fan of this franchise. Same sh!t different decade.
  8. Zajac... OUT 4-6 Months

    It's always nice to have an experienced and solid vet like Zajac around, who's not only a smart player, but also knows about ups and downs. Even with low team expectations, it sucks that he won't be around for so long.
  9. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Grandy doesn't get enough hits and strikes out a lot...but, he is a great guy for sure, and finds ways to offset his usually low BAs...I would take his 2015 season every year. His slow starts are really killers too...and when he slumps, he SLUMPS. And I don't see any of that getting better throughout his late 30s. I can't say that I would hate it if he came back, but it wouldn't thrill me either. Just feels like it's time to move on.
  10. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Not going to get any prettier. The next several weeks are going to be pure hell to watch.
  11. Zajac... OUT 4-6 Months

    Big loss. No other way to put it. As much as I hate feeling this way, it looks like we're in for a long year. Hope the kids can make progress as the season unfolds.
  12. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Maybe you should care now Robbie. We'll let you know when Judge's ball lands.
  13. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Piazza said Valentine was very unpredictable...as much as Piazza thought BV could be a real nose at times, he said he could also be quite funny...much as I don't like Francesa, I remember one time after he interviewed BV, Francesa stammered "Whenever you ask him a question, his answers lead you to ask three more." I think that actually summed up BV kind of well. BV was definitely not an easy guy to take at times...especially since he always acted like the smartest guy in the room by far (though he would often get out-managed in the bigger games...he always seemed to have an Inferiority complex that would show itself at the worst possible times). There was just something about him that really could rub people the wrong way, though he clearly had some success.
  14. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Gsellman has had a brutal year overall...really makes him look bad at the moment. But this is how players can get when they're NEVER taken down a peg...who could forget when Sandy was criticizing Tejada in the papers at the end of 2013...of course Tejada would play in over 110 games in each of the following two seasons. Inmates have been running the asylum here for years. Bobby V supposedly was a guy who had a way of leaking things to the press and criticizing players through back channels, that would have a way of getting in the papers without being directly attributed to him. It really used to aggravate Mike Piazza at times, among other players (though Piazza did say in his bio that he did like Bobby V).
  15. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Hey Freddy, Jeffy, and Sandy! You know what this is called? ACCOUNTABILITY! I know, novel concept.
  16. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Yeah, re: the bolded, both Smith's and Rosario's HRs were iffy at best...not that I'm not happy for them, but you don't get cheapies like that in Citi. And yeah, I can't go too too crazy over what Rosario and Smith have done to date (I wasn't expecting either one to come up here and start shredding), but it's weird that neither one has so much as drawn a single walk. We'd heard about Rosario not being selective...guess we're really seeing it. Good news is that he's having to adjust at the highest level, without PCL-bloating...I'm sure it was a little easy for guys like Rosario and Smith to start thinking that they're more beastly at the plate than they really are.
  17. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    The Rosario and Smith HRs were fun, but let's face it, those are friggin' fly ball outs in a lot of parks...Yankee Bandbox is just absurd...Coors Field East at times. Neither player has walked yet (they've combined for 19 K)...hope to see some improvement in that area before the season's out. Thought TC could've taken out deGrom after seven...just felt like one of those nights where it didn't make much sense to try to squeeze more outs of him. I swear, I think TC breaks out in hives at the thought of Reyes not playing...stop acting like you owe him something Terry! A lot of teams would've released him based on this year's performance...you can bench the guy for a while...it's OK. Guys hitting .223 with .288 OB%s don't have to get ABs or treated like they're white knights. Reyes getting a hit in that spot last night will unfortunately only make this worse.
  18. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    He's not really short...he's 6' 0". And most accounts have him being a very good fielding first baseman. I think he could be effective at the plate even if he doesn't hit a ton of dingers...but obviously he's got to get on base. His last three minor league seasons suggest that kind of a plate presence, but as well as know, big difference between A+, AA, and AAA ball and the big leagues. We don't know if he can do it up here yet, but the good news is he's going to get a bunch more games up here before the season's out. Agree, Smith does need to get into better shape...what's a little concerning is that he slimmed down considerably before the season (he actually looked pretty trim), but started putting weight back on, Sid Fernandez-style...I was surprised to see how he looked upon his callup...looks like he gained about 20 lbs from the start of the season. Smith supposedly blamed lack of good food choices on road trips, but if that isn't a completely ridiculous excuse (Rosario sure doesn't look chubby, does he?), then I don't know what is. He needs to hire a trainer and dietician this offseason, and come to spring training in top shape...he's coming into 2018 with a job pretty much sewn up. He shows up looking as paunchy as he does now, then I've got to start wondering about his dedication. Here's how he looked in spring training...clearly put on a few since then:
  19. Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    Goddamn so true!
  20. Around the League: 2016-17 edition

    Reminds me a little of Wendel Clark, in that Clark looked about 10-15 years older than he was, from the time he was in his mid-20s or so.
  21. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    14 K and 0 BB for Rosario...yikes. At least his BA isn't too bad for a green 21-year-old thus far...and we're seeing how slick his glove can be. Welcome to the majors kid. Dominic Smith is like a black Jim Breuer...just one of those guys who looks like he's high all of the time:
  22. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    You know full well he will be back next season...especially if Sandy "No One's Accountable For ANYTHING" Alderson is still here. And of course Dan Worthless has been no help. "Robles is only 27...he can throw hard and can strike people out...look how effective he was in 2015, when he had a WHIP around 1.00...he just has to learn to control his emotions, blah blah blah..." Same old sh!t...losers just get to hang around here forever. Robles will be no exception.
  23. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    TC probably going a little too long with Montero (lots of stressful pitches tonight), but sometimes you push these guys a bit and see how they respond.
  24. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    Lucas Duda showing exactly why you don't make deals for losers when you're in a playoff race. So far he's batting .217 with 3 HR and 4 RBI (Doofus was always the king of meaningless solo shot) in 15 games with Tampa. He's one of those guys whose OPSs really don't tell the whole story...he's always been pretty good at drawing walks, so despite often low BAs, his OB% is going to be solid. From 2014-17, he's averaging 35 2B hits and 33 HR per 162 games, so his SLG% is also going to be good...his .829 OPS would really lead those who don't watch him everyday to believe that he's somehow good...hell, even some Met fans (mostly sabermetricians) thought much more highly of Duda then they ever should have. I point to OPS a lot, but of course, OPS doesn't tell the full story, in that you have no idea WHEN the power and WHEN the BBs are happening. Some numbers that sum up Doofus very well in 2017: .219 BA with RISP (and only 2 HR). .200 BA with men on. .140 BA in late-and-close situations. .125 BA in "high leverage" situations. 17 of his 20 HR have been solo shots. Of course, when his team is up by 4 or more runs, suddenly Doofus turns into a wrecking ball: 1.095 OPS The true King of Garbage Time Numbers. Said it before, but Duda needs to be playing on also-ran teams and teams in transition...there's teams like that, that will need a passable first baseman who can even excite a little with the longball...and Duda can play another 4-5 years for 2-3 teams in the majors being that kind of player. But that guy shouldn't allowed anywhere near a contender.
  25. New York Mets 2017 Season Thread

    No arguments re: Cecchini and his AAA season...he hasn't been good. The only reason I say to give him a shot is because Walker's no longer here, and because Reyes and Cabrera really shouldn't be Mets next year (though I'm guessing one of them will be here). I really don't need to see Cecchini hang around here for the next four or five years if there's not much there...give him playing time and see if he can do anything with it. Sandy thought enough of him to draft him in the first round.