Type: Posts; User: GottaBelieve
I agree. It's not a matter of ability - it's a matter of style/showboating. I don't know if that's correctable, but I also don't think it is as bad as people are making it sound.
Smith can hit. Smith can get on base. Smith has a good glove. And he's performed at every level including high A ball - which is really the first big test for young hitters.
He's also 20.
This idea has real merit in the era of TJ surgery.
The epidemic will not go away for at least a decade as it requires changing how young pitchers are handled in high school.
Until then you have...
It's Young Tuna's idea around here. Haven't seen it elsewhere.
But it has some merit.
I think that strategy is banking way too much on very young players. The lineup should have more reliable major league hitters.
My preference is Cespedes but if not him I think Zobrist + a...
Well you know very well that I think the best move the Mets can move is to bring Cespedes back. People can come up with all the excuses they want for not wanting him back, but his bat fits this team...
I agree about Flores but the rest are serious question marks.
Yes, Herrera is very talented and overall he may end up being as valuable to the team as Murphy, but that most likely be the result of...
That lineup is filled with question marks and what-ifs. Depending on Flores, Herrera and Nimmo as your 6-8 is a piss poor way to compete for a pennant.
I guess Conforto doesn't exist anymore. Replace Cuddyer with Conforto and that's definitely not an awful lineup. Pretty much every one of those players outside of Herrera and Nimmo and are pretty...
How many teams will have a 4-5 like Matz and Wheeler? How many teams have a 1-2-3 like deGrom-Harvey-Thor?
And that's not including the depth they get from Niese and Verrett, or the possibility...
So your lineup would be something like this:
Dude they have 5 young stars all under control for at least 3 more years. They really don't have to be all that worried about the state of their pitching in the minors right away. A couple of...
Sounds like Zobrist is their big fish target.
I'm ok with that, but really hope they stick to 3 years if they make the move.
If they do sign him, Cespedes probably won't happen. So give me...
I'm allergic to shellfish. I'm pretty sure a biscuit from Red Lobster would kill me.
I think he will take 5+1, not 4+1.
This is assuming no one offers him a guaranteed 6 or 7 year deal, which is still possible but I suspect the market won't be strong for that.
So if you're...
I am resigned to the idea that the Mets may not re-sign Murphy.
5 years/$110 million guaranteed. 6th year option for $22 million or $8 million buyout.
It's a fair deal.
Pitching thin for now.
Up the middle looks solid.
Use the upcoming draft picks for best pitcher available and perhaps a trade of some up the middle depth in the coming year or so and the...
Good marketing never hurts.
Does it give you that 6th or 7th year? Who knows?
But it can't hurt.
I still think the Mets have a reasonable chance to get him at 5 years plus a 1 year mutual...
Are all GMs? It only takes 1.
Though in general I think there is less variance today than 20 years ago.
Well the Nats did that a few years back with Jesus Flores and just stashed him on the bench all season - I remember people being livid about him being left unprotected.
But Flores had just...