And what proven left-handed hitters do we have? I count two: Davis and Murphy.
Getting rid of Thole fixed our left-handedness issue. Now we have 3 righties and 3 lefties in the line-up everyday with 2 platoons.(Kirk/Cowgill and Baxter/Brown)
Davis and Murphy are our only two overall lefty hitters that are proven, but we have tons of guys who put up respectable number against right handed pitchers. However, against lefties...these same guys were awful.
You can't tell me that simply getting rid of Thole fixed our issues.
Even Ike and Murphy struggle against lefties (Ike a bit more).
The fact is that our lineup sucks againts lefties and this is an issue. It will continue to be an issue until we make moves that bring in proven hitters that can play almost everyday and hit lefties well.
Replacing d'Arnaud with Thole doesn't magically fix the problem. Remember, we lost Hairston who crushed lefties.
All I am saying is that it does not seem as though our funds are limitless. We aren't exactly in position to spend like its monopoly money.
If we are going to spend, I'd rather it be on a righty or switch hitter...not another lefty who strikes out and has issues from year to year with hitting lefties (Bourn has been up and down in this area).
I like Bourn, but I don't love him enough to sign him for 5 years, 60 mil.
Last edited by Wrigheyes4MVP; 01-26-2013 at 12:31 AM.
Originally Posted by VendettaRed07
noah is gonna be a beast man.
with him and harvey, its like were gonna have Goku and Vegetta in the same rotation
He is a solid CF that could help us, but I don't love the idea of giving him 5 years 60 mil.
I would love would it would indicate about our FO, but I'd also rather us spend that money on a different player next offseason.
Two sided coin for me.
There's no competition for signing Bourne apparently. Teams with a top-ten pick have not shown legit interest, and teams below the Mets have not shown legit interest either. Mets are looking for an opportunity to sign the player cheap--possibly even for 1 year, maybe up to 3 years, but I highly doubt SA would touch 5 years.
One thing is near certain, Bourne isn't getting the $18 million/year predicted by the pundits. That was never a realistic number anyway. Interesting that Alderson and the Mets would challenge MLB. I thought they were all in bed with Selig.
Umm. Bourn' fwar over past 4 years has been incredible. That run makes him the 2nd best CF in the league for the past 4 years, narrowly behind Andrew McCutchen.
This Bourn hate is hilarious. Silly Mets fans. You guys got no clue. If you get him 5/75, that's a STEAL for your team going forward. Who the hell else are you going to get for CF?
The guy's stolen bases dropped by 19, he strikes out way too much for a leadoff hitter (155) and he is only a .272 career hitter. We're not exactly talking Tim Raines here. He's a good player but not to the extent of how much Boras wants and for how long he wants. Can we finally give the Mets credit for not jumping and signing anymore 30+ free agents to longterm deals with the exception of Wright who is the productive face of this franchise. I will take him for 1-3 years and if at all possible not lose a first round pick and the money.