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  • #16
    So... having too many good players in one infield is a good problem to have. FFS, when’s the last time the Mets added this many all stars in one season?

    Anyway Its pretty clear Alonso probably won’t be up from day one. Will McNeill get time in OF? Will they look to dump Frazier?

    I’ll wait and see what happens next before I judge.

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    • #17
      Originally posted by defender View Post
      So... having too many good players in one infield is a good problem to have. FFS, when’s the last time the Mets added this many all stars in one season?

      Anyway Its pretty clear Alonso probably won’t be up from day one. Will McNeill get time in OF? Will they look to dump Frazier?

      I’ll wait and see what happens next before I judge.
      Totally agree with the "wait and see what happens next before I judge"...….. ALSO love when some of the baseball media saying " Does anybody really believe Brodie is done with moves this off season ? " This is just me but Brodie seems to thinking JUST a little out side the box ! ……... GO Brodie ……..GO METS !

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      • #18
        Fuuck Brodie and Fuuck the Mets. The All-stars they got can join AARP.
        My EntireTeam Sucks...

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        • #19
          Originally posted by defender View Post
          So... having too many good players in one infield is a good problem to have. FFS, when’s the last time the Mets added this many all stars in one season?

          Anyway Its pretty clear Alonso probably won’t be up from day one. Will McNeill get time in OF? Will they look to dump Frazier?

          I’ll wait and see what happens next before I judge.
          Agreed entirely. Every year this team has been cursed by a lack of depth, instead going on hopes and prayers on bounce backs and returns of health, which have invariably failed. It's a team friendly deal, and it means they're not beholden to Frazier bouncing back, or relying on Rosario and Alonso reaching hoped potential, or that McNeil keeps up the same production all year.

          Getting Avilan on a minor league deal was also a great stealth depth move by Brodie.

          Not all of his moves have been great, but I like that he's not really given false hope of Harper and is instead filling out where he can with solid players.
          I still want to see a better outfielder and more solidity in the rotation and bullpen but this not something to moan about. The Harper or death mentality is just pointless wishing given the Wilpons are in charge.

          This is much better than previous seasons of waiting to see what dregs are left after everyone refuses to take one sided deals.
          "There have been artists who have failed to capture dichotomy as beautifully as the Mets have in playing Wilmer Flores at shortstop and Juan Lagares in center field."

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          • #20
            I don’t hate the deal, but would like to see the OF and bullpen shores up. Unless they plan on platooning McNeil out there. Also has TJ Rivera has any reps in the outfield?

            This team wasn’t as short on infield depth as we have been led to believe.

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            • #21
              I like the Lowrie signing....I know folks are going to be annoyed that McNeil is now officially a bench guy, but this stuff typically works itself out during the season. Lowrie is a blue collar player, tough, he's a great fit for the lineup and NY....the infield depth is really strong right now.

              I still would like to see a solid OFer added, but I think that's a bit of pipe dream at this point.....hopefully Davis or McNeil can show something in LF/RF to earn some playtime out there because Lagares never stays healthy, is a questionable offensive player to begin with, and Broxton is definitely not an every day player either. If McNeil/Davis can play the OF at a replacement level I'm actually fairly comfortable with this lineup/team for the first time in YEARS.

              I think this also signals that Alonso will start off in AAA, which I'm fine with so long as they don't hold him down more than a month (assuming he continues along the same path). If he's raking in mid-april tho he needs to get the shot over Frazier or whoever is holding fort at 1B.


              Avilan was a GREAT signing. I'm surprised he took a minor league deal. They still need 1 more bullpen arm IMO...but at least between Avilan and Zamora they should have 1 decent lefty out there and Lugo does extremely well vs lefties too. You don't worry about Familia/Diaz.

              I also still worry a bit about starting pitching depth. Quite honestly they could kill 2 birds with 1 stone if they signed a real 5th starter and let Vargas be a lefty specialist/swing role in the bullpen (yeah I'd just like him gone, but that's not gonna happen). Take a stab at someone like a Drew Pomeranz who will have to take a 1 year deal, low money after a disaster 2018...but he was pretty damn good in 16/17. There's a ton of those kind of arms ...yeah I'd love to slot Gio in there, but my guess is he's one who will still find a 2 year/pretty decent money contract. Something like a 2/20 or 1/15 which I can understand the Mets not biting on. Again this isn't the end all be all, but you know pitchers get banged up and right now our fallback is Oswalt and a bunch of AAAA fodder.






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              • #22
                Originally posted by smitteyb11 View Post
                I don’t hate the deal, but would like to see the OF and bullpen shores up. Unless they plan on platooning McNeil out there. Also has TJ Rivera has any reps in the outfield?

                This team wasn’t as short on infield depth as we have been led to believe.
                Disagree. Frazier sucked last year, became hurt a bunch and is now a year older. Which Rosario turns up? The crappy one or the okayish one from the last 2 month's? Does McNeil hit a sophomore slump? Will Alonso match his minor league potential? The only known commodity is Cano, and you still have to figure in his age and lacks of PEDs. TJ is coming back from major surgery.

                Remember how piss awful the infield was last year and who they had playing for a big chunk of it?

                Lots of question marks does not equate depth. Brodie seems to be working on his mantra of not relying on "ifs" working out the way you hope, and it's a nice change.
                "There have been artists who have failed to capture dichotomy as beautifully as the Mets have in playing Wilmer Flores at shortstop and Juan Lagares in center field."

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                • #23
                  Also of note is that in Cano and Lowrie, they've brought in 2 guys with good OBP who are better than league average at not striking out. Thank God for that.
                  "There have been artists who have failed to capture dichotomy as beautifully as the Mets have in playing Wilmer Flores at shortstop and Juan Lagares in center field."

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                  • #24
                    My guess is that Cano gets tagged with PEDs again, allowing fratboy and the Wilpon crime family to duck his albatross contract.
                    Plandy Balderschlong is a douchebag who was once escorted out of a petting zoo for engaging in assplay with pygmy goats.

                    discuss ......

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                    • #25
                      Lowrie was a guy I had eye on to replace Rosario if he had to go in JTR trade... Til I was shown he hasn't touched as in years.. Was also open to him for 2b if Cano never brought in and moving mcneil to 3b. But with all the move they made. It didn't make sense I fully recognize and admit have MLB quality depth is great and all compared to the AAAA fodder we trudged in last year.. But one thing that ALWAYS has to get factored in when it comes to the Mets.. Is finances. If the budget is limited like we are always told not is.. As the reason we can go after the big fish in Harper/Machado..or getting MULTIPLE high end paid salary relievers. Then I have to question why utilize the majority of limited resources on areas that were considered covered.. Now.. They go and ship out Frazier and or buy another decent reliever.. I shut up. But for now. I'm allowed to question it without it having anything to do with the playing ability of Lowrie..


                      Never heard/noticed Avila before.. But sounds like a good move especially on mnl deal.. I haven't checked Vargas stats. But are web confident he would do better in that role? Would rather not put him in a role he would suck in even more... Last thing they need is a gasoline can coming out of pen. Still hoping for one more piece Warren or my first choice Bach.
                      ACCEPTED TRUTH: That I will be ROYALLY F**CKED OVER by EVERY TEAM I ROOT FOR (METS, JETS & KNICKS) !!!

                      Citifield & Mets...the place where Sluggers Careers go to DIE"

                      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTLzr2Al_Os

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