Check out the latest Kult of Mets Personalities Podcast from this past Saturday as we welcomed Matt Cerrone of Mets Blog as our guest. It’s worth a listen just to hear me rant incoherently about bringing up Bobby Abreu and giving him a first baseman’s glove. Hey, I was on 5 hours sleep after a Mets loss what do you expect.
So the Mets went 3-3 this past week, taking 2 of 3 in Atlanta and dropping 2 of 3 in Anaheim and while the spotlight of Mets fans angst shines bright on the failings of the bullpen, the real culprits for the loses this weekend falls squarely on the offense or lack thereof.
No bullpen can be productive when it is called on game in and game out to either hold single run leads or deficits or pitch 4 or more innings due to ineffective starting pitching. Here we are just two weeks into the season and already Terry Collins is telling is the Scott Rice is fired.
It’s not just that the lineup hasn’t produced but it is also poorly constructed. When Chris Young gets back at the end of the week, he should go right to the leadoff spot with Eric Young going to the bench. In fact here is the lineup I’d like to see for a few games:
I agree with Ron Darling (btw where the hell is Keith Hernandez?)that Murph is not a 2 hole hitter and he is not John Olerud. Murph is a guy who goes up to the plate looking for a hit. It’s what got him to the big leagues. Maybe if he was left alone (and another thing, do the Mets need 2 hitting coaches? I doubt it) he would be more comfortable and produce more offense.
I love how after two weeks some Mets fans think d’Arnaud is a bust. Maybe if he hit a little higher in the lineup it would help to get his bat going.
Poor David Wright.
First base is still a mess and it will stay a mess until the front office stops flopping like a flounder out of water and make a decision on who’s on first. The way it stands now, Ike with Josh Stain as his caddy is the way to go. Drop Duda to Las Vegas and bring up Bobby Abreu. When you do bring up Abreu, give him a first baseman glove a let him workout at first base in pre-game. I understand he never played there and he’s 40 years old but when you have as anemic an offense as the Mets have you have to implement desperate measures.
Let’s end the speculation that Juan Lagares is not an everyday player. He’s the centerfielder today, tomorrow and the next day etc…..
Memo to Dilon Gee and Bartolo Colon, get your shit together fast because the competition is gaining on you.
It’s on to Phoenix for 3 against a D’Back team that could help wake the Mets sleeping bats. The Diamondback have been woeful early with a 4-11 record, worst in baseball and a 1-8 record at home. The horrendous start is fueled by dreadful starting pitching; hopefully the Mets flaccid bats can somehow become aroused.
We also get to see old friends J.J. Putz and the immortal Ollie Perez.