Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Commentary: Who do you think the Mets will trade this winter???

Commentary: Who do you think the Mets will trade this winter???

Its a very clear thing that the Mets need a shortstop and a corner outfielder that can compliment this offense the Mets have so far.

The Mets will have to make a trade to get this thing accomplished.

The Mets will look to shed payroll again and keep the payroll to a minimum. It is the Mets we are talking about..

So this is what I think the Mets will do this off-season and some of you will be upset for writing this.. But this is the Wilpons,  and Sandy Alderson will help the Madoff posse.

But in my opinion,  the Mets will look to shop Daniel Murphy, Jon Niese, Dillon Gee, Bartolo Colon, and Possibly Bobby Parnell this winter... Why?  Because they all have a price tag in millions attached to them.

The Mets could also look to deal Travis d'Arnaud or Kevin Plawecki, which I think is a farce because they think Plawecki is better offensively. The Rockies and D'Backs could look for a catcher in a deal.. If Carlos Gonzalez is available d'Arnaud/Plawecki could get discussed..

With the current successful display of Dilson Herrera at second base,  Daniel Murphy becomes pretty much expendable. The Mets also have Wilmer Flores and L.J. Mazzilli down on the farm getting better by the day. Murphy could demand $8M - $10M next year in arbitration..

Jon Niese the only lefty on the Mets starting staff could be more valuable than Dillon Gee. Both coming off this season with occurring injuries. Both have bounced back well enough to reestablish
some value. Niese will make only $8M and Gee will make about $6M...

Bartolo Colon, who will be 42 next year will be making $11 Million in 2015. The innings eater will not be needed as much with Matt Harvey on the mend.. They will also have Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero ready to get promoted in the near future..

Monday, September 01, 2014

What do Mets Fans know? Mets Fan Poll Results - Mets Fans Like the idea for Big Slugger Stanton in Left, Hardy at Short, Backman for Manager in 2015

The Mets Fan Polls Results as of Monday Night:

2015 Manager:
Wally Backman 68 %
Outside the Org 22%
Terry Collins 10 %

2015 Shortstops:
J.J. Hardy 33 %
Troy Tulowitzki 27 %
Jed Lowrie 17 %
Asdrubal Cabrera 8 %
Jean Segura 5 %

2015 Outfielders:
Giancarlo Stanton 39 %
Melky Cabrera 21 %
Nelson Cruz 13 %
Matt Kemp 12 %
Andre Ethier 3%

My Comments

Iam also in favor of a change of Backman at the helm. Collins has done good job, but Backman deserves the shot. He at least should be the bench coach for God's sake instead of Bob Geren..

I would not mind the idea of Hardy at shortstop, but I still like Segura for leadoff and I would not mind seeing Melky Cabrera reunited with Curtis Granderson in Orange and Blue.

Cruz look like he might stay with Orioles as they are discussing extension.. Matt Kemp might not being shopped even though Daniel Murphy Might be dangled for a look. I would stay away from Tulo for the time being (hip surgery).

If you have not voted, vote on my left sidebar, thanks for your support... DD

Recap: Game 138 - Mets (6) at Marlins (9) - Stanton, Herrera Show - Six errors Lead to loss (Video : Herrera HR)


New York


W: A. Ramos (6-0) L: J. Familia (2-4) S: S. Cishek (32)
HR: NYM - D. Herrera (1)   MIA - G. Stanton (34)

Video Courtesy of MLB.com - Dilson Herrera's First HR


Six errors did in the New York Mets on Monday as the Miami Marlins took a back-and-forth series opener, 9-6, from their NL East rivals.

The game was tied at 6-6 entering the bottom of the eighth, but more sloppy play from the Mets sealed the outcome, as three errors and a wild pitch sent New York to its fourth loss in six games.

Casey McGehee and Marcell Ozuna each had two hits and two RBI while Giancarlo Stanton belted a solo homer for the Marlins, who were coming off a disappointing 3-9 road trip.

A.J. Ramos (6-0) pitched a perfect eighth and Steve Cishek did the same in the ninth to anchor a solid relief effort after Miami starter Henderson Alvarez exited with a left oblique strain in the third inning.

New York's recent callup, Dilson Herrera, hit his first major league home run and added a two-run triple, while David Wright knocked in a pair in the loss.

The unraveling began when Eric Campbell failed to make a diving catch in left field on a ball hit by Jarrod Saltalamacchia leading off the eighth frame.

Saltalamacchia was awarded a double, and Jeurys Familia's low throw to first on Adeiny Hechavarria's sacrifice bunt left runners on the corners. Familia (2-4) uncorked a wild pitch to bring in Saltalamacchia with the go-ahead run, and Hechavarria scored on another Familia error on a play at the plate.

Erik Goeddel walked McGehee with the bases loaded to force in another run, and Cishek closed the door in the ninth to post his 32nd save.

Stanton took Zack Wheeler deep in the first, and Ozuna tripled in a run after Garrett Jones led off the second frame with a walk.

Alvarez set down the first six batters he faced before giving up a leadoff homer to the 20-year-old Herrera in the third.

The next five batters reached base, with Alvarez failing to get an out on an attempted sacrifice bunt by Wheeler. Juan Lagares reached on a fielder's choice, Curtis Granderson walked to load the bases, and all three runners came around when Wright singled to center field and Ozuna's wild throw to third base sailed into the crowd.

The team trainer and manager Mike Redmond joined Alvarez on the mound following Wright's hit, and Alvarez was begrudgingly replaced by Brad Hand.

The Marlins retook the lead in the fifth with three unearned runs. Donovan Solano reached base on a Wright error, and three straight two-out hits by McGehee, Jones and Ozuna gave Miami a 5-4 lead.

Hand pitched three innings of relief behind Alvarez and was replaced by Sam Dyson with two on and one out in the sixth, and Herrera drove in both runners with a triple.

Christian Yelich's RBI single in the sixth made it a tie game.

Game Notes

The Marlins are 11-2 at Marlins Park in games started by Alvarez, who was charged with four runs -- three earned -- in 2 1/3 innings ... Wheeler struck out eight in 4 2/3 innings but allowed five runs -- two earned -- on five hits. He has given up three earned runs or less in 12 consecutive starts ... The Mets had won five straight meetings.

Box Score:

Mets Labor Day Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 138

Mets Labor Day Starting Lineup vs Marlins - Game 138

1. Juan Lagares (R) CF
2. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
3. David Wright (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
5. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
6. Matt den Dekker (L) LF
7. Dilson Herrera (R) 2B
8. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
9. Zack Wheeler (L) P
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