Tuesday, April 01, 2014
I find out not only second baseman Daniel Murphy is not in the lineup, but outfielder Chris Young has a injured calf and is pronounced day to day. Young looked great and was having a great spring. I wanted to see if he could replicate that in the regular season for the Mets.
Instead, the Mets had to play Eric Young at 2B and Andrew Brown in left, which turned out great as he gave the Mets a lift as he hit a Stephen Strasburg Fastball in left field seats for a 3-run HR. It also gave them a 3-0 lead at the time.. Hooray!
Now, embarking on a day off after a Opening Day loss because of shoddy bullpen work.. I find out Bobby Parnell has a torn ligament in his pitching elbow and could require to have surgery. Which will mean, he would miss the rest of the season. This will probably be the case, just like Matt Harvey's situation. The Mets have former Tigers Closer Jose Valverde to fill Parnell's shoes, but how much are we going to get out of this guy?
Murphy will not be back for the second game of the season because of Paternity Leave. When did Baseball Players get so soft? I realize it's his first kid, but we never heard this back in the day. Ask any of the old-time greats if they seen the births of their children, lot of them will tell you they did not. Thank the CBA and the MLBPA for this..
The Mets will counter the problems with released , then re-signed Kyle Farnsworth to replace Parnell and recall infielder Wilmer Flores, who in my mind should've never be sent to the minors in the first place. Let the kid play anywhere, even if it's at shortstop. Farnsworth sucked in Spring, now is a savior to the organization. Come on ...Alderson..
The Mets also have other problems, they never satisfied the Mets fan base with a trade of Ike Davis or Lucas Duda and they are still both on the roster. Davis, who arrived to the game late, then started and it turns out he had the Flu. Why did the Mets start him over Duda in the first place? It's the Mets...
The Mets also have reluctantly not spent money nor ship minor league talent to acquire a shortstop. The Mets will give Ruben Tejada a shot until the wheels fall off. Yeah, Tejada had some hits yesterday, but it's a matter of time whether he could produce regularly in a starting role...