What do you think? Should the New York Mets consider moving David Wright?
It seems Wright has been feeling the pressure with so many guys out of the line-up. Can you really blame him?
However, I have to say pressure is a part of the game if you want to play in New York. If you cannot handle it, move on. I’m sure the Mets could get something for him.
Wright has been absolutely clueless these past few games. He’s made mistakes at third like missing a pop-up because he thought Alex Cora was supposed to catch it? Really?
Try calling for the ball! Whoever calls for it catches it.
For the past two weekends, Wright has gone 0-for-23 with 8 strikeouts and 3 doubleplays. Maybe he should stop watching Fernando Tatis.
Maybe moving Wright is not the answer, but it is a good place to start. This team as a whole just does not seem able to work as a unit. Pop fly balls are being missed. Opportunities to bring players home with runners in scoring position seem to go by unfazed.
After winning the last game in Milwaukee against the Brewers and then defeating the Pittburgh Pathetics, I mean Pirates, in the tenth thanks to Ryan Church, the Mets seemed to show that they just might have some swagger in them.
Then they go into Philadelphia. The pitching match-ups dictated the Mets had the advantage here. Once again, the Mets could not hit and the pitchers, except Johan Santana who was completely stellar today only giving up two home runs, coughed up another laugher of a series.
This team takes being pathetic to a whole new level.
Here’s what needs to be done. The players are supposed to be earning their playing time, right? This is the philosophy Jerry Manuel has been using, or rather supposed to be using. Well he is not. Then again, if he did, there would be no Mets baseball to watch. At this point, I think we Mets fans would prefer that.
Tatis needs to be more than just benched. He needs to go. He is doing nothing but hitting into double plays. Wright is turning more into a guaranteed out than anything else. The only way he makes it on base is if he is walked.
Once upon time, in the not so distant past, Daniel Murphy was not an easy out. He would battle when he was at the plate. Pitchers had to work to get him out. Now, it does not take much effort.
Luis Castillo is still a good guy to lead-off. He gets on base anyway he has to. He’ll bunt, hit, or walk. So I will not knock him.
The Mets catchers have been great in Brian Schneider and Omir Santos. So they get a pass along with Ryan Church.
Fernando Martinez does not belong in the majors. Send him back to Buffalo along with Argenis Reyes. I understand you want to be able to rest your regular guys, but it would be nice if the back-ups could actually hit and be somewhat productive. I understand Martinez is hurt, but before he got hurt, he was not doing anything that made me scream “Rookie of the Year“.
The pitchers are driving me crazy. Tim Redding has bombed out and Fernando Nieve has shown why he was let go by the Houston Astros. I do not see why either one of them should be in this rotation any longer. Oh wait! One of them will not be any longer. More on that in another blog.
Nelson Figueroa made the International League All-Star team. He has been stellar in the month of June with an ERA of 1.53 and has gone 3-0. BRING HIM UP AND LET HIM PITCH!
What is the one thing to be optimistic about?
The All-Star break is right around the corner. We will get a break from watching this team play and the calvary will soon be arriving.