Well after another embarrassing series vs. the Miami Marlins the Mets front office finally made some moves, but were they the right ones? After struggling and looking like my 5 year old at bat, the Mets sent down Ike Davis and his .161 average to get his head on straight. The next two moves were really non news worthy. Mike Baxter and Robert Carson. If a tree falls in the woods and no one is there does it make a sound? That is how I feel about the later two moves. Baxter is a 25th man on a roster at best, and Carson was here because “Lefties pitch to Lefties”…. Um if your lefty stinks doesn’t make more sense to have a righty pitch to a lefty to have some chance of getting an out? The “omg” of sending three guys down needs to calm down a bit since really only one move was noteworthy and needed. Edgin replaces Carson which is not really an upgrade. Edgin’s had a 5.91 era in just over 10 innings. Edgin struggled here early in the year and then again in the minors. Once again is a bad lefty really better then a good righty? Next Baxter is replaced by Cowgill. I won’t get into this to deep, but lets just call this a wash. Josh Satin should get a shot to hold down 1B, but I expect to see to much of Justin Turner….
What moves could of been made? I have been singing the praises of Wilmer Flores and how he needs to come up, play 80 games and see what you have. Murphy could move over to 1B while Ike is in AAA and let Wilmer play…
If the Mets truly are planning on winning in the future they need to stop playing the retreads and start playing the youth everyday. What is the worst that can happen, we start losing??
Wheeler is coming which is good. Is he ready, that is a debate only time will tell. But I like the fact they are giving him a chance. Time to go youth oriented and let the kids show what they have.
Whose Hot (Last 7 days):
- David Wright: .300, 1 HR 4 RBI 20ABS
- Juan Lagares: .353, 0 HR 1 RBI 17ABS
- David Murphy: .250, 1 HR 3 RBI 20ABS
Whose Not (Last 7 days):
- Lucas Duda: .118, 0 HR 0 RBI 17ABS
- Ike Davis: .077, 0 HR 0 RBI 13ABS
- John Buck: .167, 0 HR 0 RBI 12ABS