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May 14, 2017

Broken Blogger

by @ 7:43 pm. Filed under Uncategorized

Today, May 14,2017 this blogger realized something: this is not the Mets year. This team has too many injuries in all areas and does not have enough to overcome that without a catastrophic bad over pay in a trade. Terry Collins has to manage with maybe 3 relievers he trusts while protecting the few healthy starters he has. The GD medical staff continues to parade out players at around 70% and they get hurt worse: Cespedes, Syndergaard and now Cabrera where allowed to play and blew things up. Travis d’Arnaud gets hurt in the team picture. Matt Harvey is late for it then pitches and sucks. This team again relied on David Wright and again the gritty, gutty captain’s body has failed him. This team tries and is in contention mathematically but the eye ball test does not lie. This team is toast.

I will watch and hope I am wrong. I am not. The good news? This team should focus on getting healthy for 2018 and make subtle moves to speed along the process. Here are some suggestions:

1- Play Michael Conforto everyday. Lefties , righties, cats, dogs, steak, salad. 500 ABs, 150 + games.

2- Sign Jay Bruce long term. Team leader, pro, good fit for team. 3-4 yrs/50 mill.

3- Get Ahmed Rosario up and let him play SS. Cabrera is hurt and the kid is the future. Lets find out if he is ready.

4- Figure out 3B and C long term. d’Arnaud and Wright are done and cannot be counted on. Team needs to find out if they have  internal answers or if a TJ Rivera or Kevin Plawecki are bench only guys. Both of these spots must be filled.

5- Figure out 2B and 1B for 2018. Are Lucas Duda or Neil Walker here? If not we need a 2B(Wilmer Flores?), 1B we have an option coming in super prospect 1B Dominic Smith. But we need everyday answers at these positions.

6- Get bullpen help. FAST. Team was barely getting by before the injury to Jeurys Familia. Now guys like Fernando Salas and Addison Reed are pitching way too much. Find someone ANYONE who can help this team and prevent Collins from ODing on Rolaids in the dugout.

7- Be smart, be safe. Place Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler in bubble wrap when they don-t pitch. Protect players, be smart, be over cautious. If a guy is sore, give him a day. This about the long term not short.

8- Figure out the puzzle that is Matt Harvey. Is he hurt? Does he need a shrink? Does he need medical help? I am not a Matt guy but he is on the team and when he stinks, hurts the team. This has to be a huge priority.

9- Add a veteran controllable major league pitcher to assume the role that Bartolo “Huge Mistake” Colon filled in NY. Team needs an innings eater.

10- Avoid sharp objects and weapons. #LGM

 

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