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11 hours ago, Scott Dierking said:

I am guessing that this comes down to Moustakas or Frazier and where can they pinch the most? I would rather see Cabrera at 2nd, rather than 3rd.

What a stagnant market.

A stagnant market would be good for the Mets if the Wilpons would open up the checkbook.  

 

 

 

Yeah, I know I made a funny.

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The guy the Mets got for Smoker seems like a decent shuttle arm. Near ML ready LHRP with a track record of getting Ks, keeping the ball in the park and on the ground, and not walking too many in the minors. No arm surgeries yet, maybe the Mets will work their magic.

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Line up, when conforto healthy:

Conforto, Cabrera, Cespedes, Bruce, Frazier, Gonzalez, Rosario, D'Arnaud, Pitcher.

Still a lot of strike outs and no speed.  I would love to see us make a play for lucroy on a "prove it" deal.  All and all line up isn't bad.  Need that pitching to hold up for the first time ever.

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43 minutes ago, usanyj said:

Line up, when conforto healthy:

Conforto, Cabrera, Cespedes, Bruce, Frazier, Gonzalez, Rosario, D'Arnaud, Pitcher.

Still a lot of strike outs and no speed.  I would love to see us make a play for lucroy on a "prove it" deal.  All and all line up isn't bad.  Need that pitching to hold up for the first time ever.

It would be preferred to have Rosario bat lead-off, if he could just learn the strike zone better

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2 hours ago, Scott Dierking said:

Frazier is a good get, and should be a nice clubhouse addition

Yep.  I wanted him a couple years ago.  He's about to turn 32 but who cares, it's just a 2-year bridge deal until we can find a future third baseman somewhere in the pipeline. 

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3 hours ago, Scott Dierking said:

Frazier is a good get, and should be a nice clubhouse addition

Frazier is the weirdest 220 hitter I have ever seen.   When a guy hits like that, you expect him to feast on bad pitching, and good pitchers get him out.   He is not like that, he gets a lot of clutch hits against good pitchers.   I really liked him on the Yanks, and I think you will like him a lot on your team.  

2 years, 17 is a good deal.   All these players talking collusion is fine, but Boras has them all convinced they are getting massive 7 year deals, and those virtually never work out for the team.

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3 hours ago, usanyj said:

Line up, when conforto healthy:

Conforto, Cabrera, Cespedes, Bruce, Frazier, Gonzalez, Rosario, D'Arnaud, Pitcher.

Still a lot of strike outs and no speed.  I would love to see us make a play for lucroy on a "prove it" deal.  All and all line up isn't bad.  Need that pitching to hold up for the first time ever.

Def all about Lucroy. I have zero faith in D’Arnaud at this point. 

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The Mets did start two rookies the latter part of the season last year in Rosario and Smith and Rosario looked like he can play and excel in MLB. Still a question mark with Smith and the team probably will send him to LV to start the year. I like the bargain signings and remember they did spend a lot of money on Cespedes. A lot depends on his health. If he plays you know he is an impact hitter.  Gonzalez is a professional hitter and worth signing and if he rebounds we have a good player who can hit consistently and with power. Frazier is a HR hitter and he decreased Ks even with the .213. You'd think he will hit at least 30 points over that. As for Wright if he is activated then he is a PT player and could be productive. There is no way he could play over 100 games. You pencil him in for 200 ABs. Pinch hitting and spot starting.

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The lineup is actually not bad no speed but Alderson wants a lineup that can hit the ball out of the park.

The key can the team stay relatively healthy pitching wise and recapture their abilities and Cespedes has to stay healthy.

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Some pitching insurnace depth

 

The Mets have signed lefty Jason Vargas to a 2 year deal (pending physical) Last year with the Royals Vargas went 18-11 with a 4.16 ERA in 179.2 innings. Vargas returns to the Mets, he appeared in 2 games with the Amazins in 2007.

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7 hours ago, faba said:

Some pitching insurnace depth

 

The Mets have signed lefty Jason Vargas to a 2 year deal (pending physical) Last year with the Royals Vargas went 18-11 with a 4.16 ERA in 179.2 innings. Vargas returns to the Mets, he appeared in 2 games with the Amazins in 2007.

This move virtually guarantees that they have no thoughts of Harvey being back next year

 

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Was at Port St Lucie for about 2 hours with my son to see workouts. I really only watched the batting group of Bruce, Cabrera, Cespedes, Nimmo and a couple others. 

The guy that really stuck out to me was Nimmo. The ball jumped off his bat harder than any other hitter in the group. Impressive when you consider that Bruce and Cespdes were in that grouping. Nimmo was just crushing some balls. 

It may explain why Alderson was so hesitant to trade him, and why other teams were looking for him in packages.

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53 minutes ago, Scott Dierking said:

Was at Port St Lucie for about 2 hours with my son to see workouts. I really only watched the batting group of Bruce, Cabrera, Cespedes, Nimmo and a couple others. 

The guy that really stuck out to me was Nimmo. The ball jumped off his bat harder than any other hitter in the group. Impressive when you consider that Bruce and Cespdes were in that grouping. Nimmo was just crushing some balls. 

It may explain why Alderson was so hesitant to trade him, and why other teams were looking for him in packages.

I TOLD YOU BIATCHES

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Luis Guillorme seems like the type of dude that is going to develop into exactly the type of player the Mets desperately need. I'm hoping Sandy has the balls to put him on the Opening Day roster, but with the way he's playing it will only be a matter of time before he gets called up anyways.

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