In a tight situation, with the game on the line, ask yourself the following: Do you want David Wright or Daniel Murphy at the plate? If you’ve been paying attention, the answer should be Murph.
I don’t want to hear about upside, the fact that Ike Davis was once a top prospect who had brief success at the major league level. He had over four years to cement himself within this organization, and he never did.
Alderson, regarded by many as one of the best and brightness in the business, still has a lot to prove. And patience is wearing thin.
Davis wasn’t supposed to be the problem. He was supposed to be part of the solution. And the fact that he hasn’t been — and likely never will be — is nothing short of crippling.
These Bombers are — for the most part — nothing more than mercenaries, hired guns. And they will fire and kill their opponents with their quick bats, speed and power. But will it be all that special when they do?
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. Because I don’t have the power or connections to do so, can somebody please forward that overused, tired cliché over to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell for me?
I don’t want to hear the argument that the Mets already have three first basemen. Yes — Davis, Duda and Satin are all on the roster. The only problem is that none of them are very good.
Inking Grandy sends the right message, and it puts the baseball world on notice that this franchise isn’t just going to rest on its laurels and continue to be a complete and utter joke.
To get a better understanding of the System — and to find some answers and gain perspective — I reached out to Ross Preston, an expert on all things Grinnell basketball.
The Mets have eight players from last year’s squad who can sign elsewhere via free agency. Should Alderson let them all walk? Should any return for 2014? Let’s take a quick look at each guy.
He’s cocky. He’s arrogant. He’s extremely unlikable. And he doesn’t play the great game of baseball the right way, the way it’s supposed to be played. Who am I talking about? You know who. I’m talking about Dodgers right fielder Yasiel Puig.
For what feels like a lifetime, Mets fans have been hearing that THIS is the offseason. THIS is when it will all change. 2014 will be the year that the Mets FINALLY field a team that can contend. You’re up, Mr. Alderson.
Can Federer even be considered part of the “Big Four” anymore? Will he shut me up and win another slam? I certainly hope so, but I’m not counting on it.
Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.
I sincerely hope Davis proves me wrong and suddenly finds his stroke. I hope he can be the .270, 40-homer guy that we all envisioned him being. But I just don’t see that ever coming to fruition. And sooner or later, the Mets will have to make a decision about their first baseman.