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Official 2014 New York Mets Thread

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With EY, there's no excuse...he's supposed to be a good defender.

 

The problem with TC is that he leaves starters in when they're clearly gassed, and waits until after the sh!t hits the fans before he reacts.  It's been an issue with him since he got here.

 

In his defense part of that is not trusting (with good reason) Sandy's hideous bullpens.

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I hear what you're saying, but at the same time, he's gotten burned by leaving starters in too long a lot, especially when certain guys (like Gee, for example) have shown a penchant for tiring beyond a certain pitch count very quickly.  And Passive's 90-win prediction aside, we all know this is a team that might flirt with .500 for the season at best...some of the current starting pitchers are going to figure into 2015...why blow them out? 

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Not that I love Farnsworth but why cut him before Valverde?  


Weird considering he was their 'closer' before the last couple of days and he's not the worst reliever in a bad pen...but typical Mets.

 

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12 hits and 5 earned runs in his last 8.2 innings. He's has 3 losses and a blown save in that stretch as well. Farnsworth is trash

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His stats did take a beating...and I guess Valverde pumped up his numbers enough in non-pressure situations to get him off the chopping block.  Oh well, rearranging deck chairs again.

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Farnsworth is a butt hurt loser. Glad they cut him.

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He's butt hurt cause we cut him the last day before we had to guarantee his 700k salary lol.

 

Of course you KNOW the Mets are going to hear from the MLBPA on this one too :P

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Farnsworth is a butt hurt loser. Glad they cut him.

 

Agree 100%, loser is the perfect word to describe him as a player.  The fact that he's a hard thrower has almost given him a lefty's "never quite finished" longevity to his career, but almost everywhere he's been, he hasn't lived up to the promise of what his stuff suggested he could be.  At any rate, glad the Mets are finally taking out the trash and getting rid of dry-well options like Farnsworth. 

 

Sadly, Vic Black continues to have control issues:  5 BB in his last two outings, in 2.1 IP, after having not walked anyone in his previous four appearances. 

 

Speaking of Black, anyone remember Dilson Herrera?  Or Kyle Johnson?  Herrera was the player-to-be-named in the Marlon Byrd trade (he's a second baseman who is also now playing shortstop this season), and outfielder Kyle Johnson came over from the Angels for Collin Cowgill.

 

Herrera is currently in A+ ball (St Lucie) and is doing OK for a recently-turned-20-year-old.  Kind of hard to say what he's going to be at the plate...he's pretty good at a lot of things, but nothing about any of his lines really jump out at you either.  He's got some speed and can steal some bases too.  If he continues at his current rate, he might see time in Binghamton before the end of the season.  Probably at least 2-3 years away.    

 

Kyle Johnson, who went to college first and is now in Binghamton, is up there in age (24.5) but has been a pretty good minor-league performer to date.  He hits for a pretty good average (.314 this season, .291 for his minor-league career) and gets on base too (.382 in the minors).  He doesn't possess much power, but has been a base-stealer in the past, and he's slugging .443 so far...it'll be interesting to see if he can stay there for a full season.  If he gets to the majors, it will probably be as a fourth outfielder-type, but depending on how he progresses, we may see him as soon as mid-late 2015.   

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Lagares sitting 3rd straight game. I can't stand EY.

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EY sucks.  Everyone knows it except TC and Sandy.  Even the Met announcers are again bamboozled...we're hearing more and more about how he "brings energy".  He's been OK at getting on base (though not really great for a leadoff hitter), but Lagares should be starting, no questions asked.

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HOLY sh!t!  A HIT BY A PITCHER!

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Mets can't turn a fvcking double play with McCann running. Terrible throw by Wright was the reason. Of course it leads to a run.

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Lagares sitting 3rd straight game. I can't stand EY.

 

 

EY sucks.  Everyone knows it except TC and Sandy.  Even the Met announcers are again bamboozled...we're hearing more and more about how he "brings energy".  He's been OK at getting on base (though not really great for a leadoff hitter), but Lagares should be starting, no questions asked.

 

I hate to be the advocate of EY but they 'have' won when he's been in the lineup, and his speed gives them a dimension they need.  CY is more useless, same crappy BA and strikeouts without the running threat, only with more power...but rumor is they guaranteed him at-bats.  Which is insane, not only do you give the guy $7 million - a ridiculous overpayment - but you had to guarantee him AB's too?!  Come on Sandy.

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Wright has been atrocious in this game so far. But tough to dump on hin otherwise.

Re: Mets offense. It's the ballpark. John Sterling is not exactly a fountain of baseball knowledge, but I listened a bit to the Yankees broadcast in the car yesterday and he made a good point. Sterling basically said that the walls were brought in and now the dimensions are not quite as imposing...but that players repeatedly tell him that the ball flat out DIES here for whatever reason. Sometimes you see a guy murder the ball and the fielder catches it before the warning track. Yankee stadium has a jet stream but for whatever reason Citi is death valley.

The Mets hitters have their heads messed with. They go to Yankee stadium and feel like a real offense, they come home and it's the dead ball era. You have hitters who constantly have to change their approaches upon returning home.

Does this effect other teams? It does...not like the opposition is blasting the ball out of here. Of course they do hit some more hr's than the Mets because opposing teams generally have better offenses. But opposing teams dont deal with the psychological issues of Citi Field either because they play here sparingly and dont press like the Mets.

 

The Mo's zone in right needs to be gotten rid of completely. There needs to be no well, no indentation in there at all

 

I didn't see the ball Wright hit off of Tanaka in the first inning yesterday, but listening in the car it sounded like a sure HR...then Sterling breathes a sigh of relief when it's caught. That was HUGE, going up 2-0 in the 1st would've been a massive shot in the arm. You could hear a thundering crack over the radio. Yet it was a fly out. I couldn't believe it.

 

this is not the first time the Mets have raked on the road to come back and stink it up at home. Happened too many times since this ballpark opened.

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Two hits in seven innings against what's left of the Yankee pitching staff is just hideous.


It's like that Bob Uecker line in Major League...one hit, that's all we got one g-- d--- hit?!

You can't say g-- d---- on the air!

Don't worry, nobody's listening anyway.

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Same old David Wright.  Captain Complementary.  One day someone will wake up and realize you don't build your offense around a barometer hitter.

 

Welcome to the Mets Jacob. 

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Wright really needed to come through there in the 8th, what an awful game he's had

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Haha shutout twice. I'm so tired of this season already. Please bring on football.

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And Flores goes 2/12 and gets benched while Tejada gets to keep playing with a .194 average.  Nice double standard.

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Watching the postgame for once (I don't know why) I heard them say a stat that's frightening...the Mets apparently have a TEAM BA of .194 in their last 35 games at Citi.  That's just ridiculous.

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Watching the postgame for once (I don't know why) I heard them say a stat that's frightening...the Mets apparently have a TEAM BA of .194 in their last 35 games at Citi.  That's just ridiculous.

 

It's absolutely psychological and it needs to change.

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Grandersons home/road splits

 

.128/.198/.218 (.416) 86PA
.279/.405/.492 (.897) 74PA
 
absolutely hilarious.

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Wright is on pace for 176 K this year.  Ouch. 

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