Agree on Cuddyer. At the time that was a huge bat for the Mets sorry offense. It was incredible however to see just how bad he has become defensively in the outfield. I think we were players on trying to get Simmons from the Braves to play SS but their initial asking price was deGrom...that wasn't happening. Personally I would be fine with a healthy Tejada at SS next season but Sandy seems hard pressed for an upgrade. We need one big bat and a very good utility player assuming we lose Murphy and Cespedes. I hope Sandy keeps all five of his potential Ace SP's unless completely overwhelmed by an offer. We will always be competitive with that staff. My off season wish list: 1.) Big bat w/Cespedes being the preference as he only costs money and not talent while also solving bullet #3 below. 2.) 2B or a super utility player. Preference is to keep Murphy. 3.) CF upgrade if it makes sense. Not ready to write Lagares off just yet but would be open to an immediate upgrade offensively if we are not in on the Cespedes sweepstakes. 4.) Bullpen and you can't fault Sandy for the WS performance of our pen. He made the right deals but relievers are such an unknown when it comes to performance from one season to the next...even from month to month as Clippard showed us. Think about it...the Mets led in the 8th or 9th inning and actually handed the ball to our closer (albeit in no win situations twice) with the lead in three games and lost all of them. The difficult part in all of the above is that while we as fans lust for big moves, Sandy has the task of juggling the money so that he can begin to entertain signing his SP's to long term deals while at the same time spending enough to keep the offense Major League competitive.
Agree. Cano played through a double hernia last season and was his old self and then some in the second half putting up great numbers. The Dipoto hiring signals the Mariners are a win now team so Cano will likely be staying in Seattle.
Holm will give her the rematch simply for the cash and who can blame her. That will be a big fight for the MMA crowd. I had never paid much attention to the sport but was aware of the hype surrounding Rousey. Basically figured she was the Mayweather of her sport. Once I read of Holm's background, I, like you, felt that the fight should have been labeled a complete mismatch in Holms favor going in. Rousey in fact hinted of the exact outcome on a talk show months earlier so she was well aware that she was facing a far superior and well rounded fighter.
Until watching the highlights I had no idea that Rousey had zero boxing skills as I had never actually seen her fight. Holm was a complete mismatch for her based on the footage on the web. I guess Rousey has or had some mad wrestling/take down skills that led to her undefeated record and fame but I don't see her ever winning a rematch against Holm whose background completely supported the fact that she would give such a lopsided beat down. Interesting the amount of smack Rousey talked before the fight.
It's posts like this where you just have to shake your head and wonder what the poster was watching all those seasons. Rex didn't even know he was still in play-off contention in 2009. Nuff said. In 2010 he took a very talented team where it should have went only to come out flat when it mattered most due to the prior W being his SB . Something that continually happens with Rex. In 2011 he brought in Thugs incorporated for WR's and team Captains and proceeded to sit by as they helped destroy whatever chance his young QB had. Everything from 2010 on was much more than just a sour experience as you call it,....it was a full blown circus both on and off the field. Rex had the lead last night due to Jet mistakes and then spent the final 20-30 minutes coaching scared to death almost blowing the game in the process.. Some fans fell in love with his personality. in 09.....his "act" if you will and that's fine, but making claims that he is a good HC because of 2009-10 is insane.
meh....Chase Headley received a multi year deal based on a career where he put up good HR numbers once. Some AL team like the Angels may consider him the perfect DH type bat that can back-up multiple infield positions. If not, the Mets rightfully rewarded him for giving the team and fan base an amazing run. A few months where they took over the city Baseball wise. The money is a win for Murphy if he takes it. If he stays or leaves it is a win for the Mets.
The funniest part was listening to Sterling and Waldman tell listeners how he really was productive and always on the cusp of coming around. That and "Headley deserves the Gold Glove" were two of the biggest homer statements Yankee radio repeatedly made.
I think we forget that the line-up next year is already better than what we had most of this season just by having a full season of Conforto and hopefully Wright. I can live with the Tejada we saw the 2nd half of the season at SS. If Murphy and Cespedes don't resign I think we need one more legit bat at ether 2B or CF. The difference another power bat (Cespedes) made was huge to the entire line-up so hopefully Sandy considers that although I am pretty sure he is not a Cespedes guy....money ball and all. Curious to see what Flores role with the 2016 team will be or if he is once again something other teams might trade for.
I agree. Give Harvey a nice long extension. Feel really bad for how it turned out for him but he can lead my rotation any day. The extra batter he was left in for just goes down as another Terry head scratcher.