Posted 01 September 2014 - 08:07 PM
Good to see you back nmig. Congrats on the job...hope it's something you enjoy.
Re: d'Arnaud in the outfield...if the Mets are toying with the idea at all, then I stick with my initial view...send him to winter ball, get him as much time as possible out there. You could be 100% right, it could very well be a disaster, which is why I don't want the Mets toying around with this idea for any longer than they have to. Unfortunately, I think payroll constraints are the impetus for this idea more than anything else. It also doesn't help that d'Arnaud's defense has not been good so far, and that the Mets have another young catcher in their system (who isn't supposed to be terribly good defensively himself).
I'm ready to move on from Wright, but I was ready to do that before he was re-signed. It's kind of a moot point now, because with the year he's had, the Mets are going to get an iffy high-priced contract back.
Don't know if you've been reading the thread as of late nmig, but I think the problem in 2015 is that the Mets have a lot of money tied up in Wright, Colon, and Grander-Bay,,,potentially half their payroll, really. Murph and Duda are going to get raises. They need to find a SS, but I'm guessing they might just give Reynolds a shot. If they believe in Herrera if he has a good September (for what good Septembers are worth), maybe they trade Murph so they don't have to pay him. But more and more, I think the holes are going to be filled from within, even if it means a square peg like d'Arnaud being forced into a round hole.
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