Mets Regular Season thread

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  1. Red Menace

    Red Menace Well-Known Member

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    Jim Riggleman will be Mets manager before all-star break.
     
  2. statjeff22

    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

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    Yeah, his successful Mets managerial career seems to have lasted 12 games, and it's been all downhill since then. An over/under of 80 or 90 games seems about right.
     
  3. NYGalPal

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    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

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    WTF? $10 million per year for this clown? He was vastly overrated in 2015-2016, and has only gotten worse since then. I understand that the intention is to keep him away from the 9th inning, but I still don't see this being worth the money.
     
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    Yeah, I don't get this, they already brought in a closer. Aren't they concerned about wasting money? I guess Familiar will be a set up guy from now on, but yeah he's been declining steadily since 2015.
     
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    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

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    The Mets seem to be collecting second basemen - McNeil, Cano, and now Lowrie. He's been solid at the plate the last two years as a second baseman, but he's played very little at first, third, or short, and has way too little power to be a regular first or third baseman. Lots of injury problems in 2015-2016, but not in the last two seasons; he will, however, be 35 in April. He has 74 career postseason plate appearances, with a truly pathetic OPS of .452.

    Sounds okay, I guess. It doesn't sound like someone worth $20 million, but it's not my money.
     
  8. NYGalPal

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    Maybe that's the going rate for these utility players?
    Yankees sign DJ LeMahieu 2/24M
     
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    statjeff22 2008 Green Guy "Most Knowledgeable" Award Winner

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    Maybe. And I'm not saying that these signings are bad ones (same with Familia), just that I worry that the cost will prevent the cheapskate Wilpons from doing things that are more important. Today's Newsday is saying that Lowrie is "expected to be an everyday player," and I just don't see him being good enough to do that anywhere other than second base, and that's one of the few positions where they're already in good shape.

    https://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/mets/jed-lowrie-luis-avilan-sign-1.25787612
     
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