No time like the present to talk about the future
Ok folks, since the season is over for the Mets I was wondering if we could have a discussion of what this team will look like next year.
The starting rotation should be much more formidable -- Harvey, Wheeler, maybe Montero, with Niese, Gee, and friends battlling it out for the 4 and 5 spots.
Looks like we've got a bonafide closer in Bobby Parnell and random selection for the rest of the bullpen, as usual.
Hopefully Travis d'Arnaud will be healthy and ready to take over the catching reigns full time come opening day. David Wright will be back on third. Murphy at second.
Any idea how this team expects to fill these gaping holes at shortstop, first base, left field, centerfield, and right field?
Or will I now be asked to write off 2014 too because, hey, we have to continue to let the young kids develop, nearly all of whom are still in the low minors.
Will Wilmer Flores be able to help next year? If so, where? Second base and we move Murph to first? Or do we start out by handing Wilmer a first baseman's glove?
And what are we going to do with the outfield for crissakes? Give Marlon Byrd a long term contract because he's the only one out there who is actually producing?
I'll be at the game today with my good buddy NY Sports Fan and a few other friends. I'm sure this will be a topic of conversation. Yeah, this team is horse crap this year and will be horse crap the remainder of the year. No surprise there as just about everyone in this forum knew that was going to happen. So no, that's not the story.
The story is, even if the two young pitchers named Wheeler and Montero do well next year (not a given), why is there any reason to believe this team won't be horse crap again in 2014?
Seriously, what are the possibilities? We know Sandy won't be looking to the free agent market. And we've got diddly squat for trade bait. So yeah, what is this team going to do for next season?
"Ain't got the call no more. Got a lot of sinful idears – but they seem kinda sensible...."