Friday, May 26, 2017

By Forcefeeding Us Rafael Montero, Mets Show That They Don't Take 2017 Season Seriously
There are a lot of players who would love to have the chances that Rafael Montero has had in the big leagues. It's clear that Montero, a prospect who was once thought to be better than Jacob deGrom, is not panning out the way he was projected to.

The Mets may be privately admitting that, but for now, they probably have no choice but to stick with him. 

Montero made his second major league start of the season on Thursday night and the 14th of his career. Most of the 26-year-old right-hander's starts have gone about the same: Gives up walks, big hits and suddenly the Mets find themselves in a big hole. While the damage was minimal in the Mets' 4-3 loss to the San Diego Padres on Thursday, his command was also minimal and it seems to be that way nearly every time he takes the mound in a major league game.
A guy by the name of Tyler Pill is tearing it up in Triple-A and yet the Mets continue to force us to watch ne'er-do-well Rafael Montero start games and give us little to no chance of winning....sad, just sad.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Michael Conforto Is Not On The All-Star Ballot
Yesterday, Major League Baseball released the ballot for the 2017 All-Star Game, which will be played at Marlins Park on July 11. A fan vote will determine the eight starters on each side and the designated hitter for the American League. The ballot features eight Mets and includes breakout players, long-shots, no-shots, and one notable omission. 

Notable Omission: Michael Conforto
.333/.308/.700, 0.8 bWAR, 1.3 fWAR
In a season that’s seen injury after injury, Michael Conforto not being on the All-Star ballot only feels like a gut punch. Thus far, Conforto has been the Mets’ most dangerous hitter, driving the ball to all fields with a swing as sweet as cotton candy.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

If Matt Harvey Wants To Keep Dating Supermodels...

....he needs to start taking baseball more seriously and start pitching better, because once those big checks stop coming, let's just say that they won't be sticking around just for his good looks.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

It's Time To Bench Curtis Granderson for Juan Lagares

I heard Gary Cohen mentioned on the broadcast of yesterday's game that Granderson's April is the 6th-worst in Mets history. I'm not saying that Granderson's done and I'm well aware of how much of a streaky player he is, but I'm long past tired of looking at his name in the starting lineup. In other words, it's time to start Juan Lagares.