Saturday, August 6, 2016

Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto Need To Prove They're Not Busts

For all the talk/criticism going on about Yoenis Cespedes going on the DL partly due to his off-the-park golf habits, no one seems to want to talk about how one man shouldn't be expected to carry a team's offense for the entire season. Or that besides a couple of stretches from Neil Walker, Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Conforto early in the season, Cespedes and perhaps James Loney since he came to the Mets, have been the only consistent offensive performers. Then too is the fact that for all the hype surrounding them in the minors, Conforto (who's looked especially bad at the plate of late) and Brandon Nimmo have done little to contribute to the Mets this season. With the Mets struggling for playoff contention it's long past time they both step up.

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