Fernando Tatis Jr. Polling Surprisingly High in 2022 MLB All-Star Game Voting Despite Not Playing a Game

28 Jun

Fernando Tatis Jr.
SportingNews.com:

Sometimes when sports are put to a fan vote, they get it right. Aaron Judge, for example, was leading all 2022 MLB All-Star Game vote-getters by 200,000 votes as of Monday. Sometimes, however, they get it utterly, incomprehensibly wrong. Fernando Tatis Jr., for example, is currently fifth among NL shortstops in votes.

While Tatis is a terrific player and always plays at a high level, he hasn’t played at all in 2022. The only players ahead of him at shortstop in the National League are Trea Turner, Dansby Swanson, Francisco Lindor and Tommy Edman. He’s ahead of the likes of Didi Gregorius, Brandon Crawford, Willy Adames, José Iglesias and Nico Hoerner.

Basically Tatis making a joke out of All-Star game voting.

Mets Send Dom Smith Down To Triple-AAA

31 May

Dom Smith
NYPost.com:

Dom Smith is headed to Syracuse. The Mets optioned their unhappy first baseman/outfielder to the Triple-A Mets on Tuesday. The team called up pitcher Adonis Medina in a corresponding move.

Smith has been vocal in recent weeks about wanting to play more.

I don’t care about Dom not getting to play every day. Buck gave him plenty of opportunities to do well and he didn’t take advantage of it.

Mets Designate Robinson Cano for Assignment

2 May

While I get that Robinson Cano is far from a sympathetic figure what with all the money he’s making and of course the PED suspension which took him away from the team for an entire year. But if we’re being fair 41 ABs with sparse playing time does not equal a fair assessment on whether or not a player has anything left. And damn, while we all know that Steve Cohen is mage-rich, to just eat $40M like that is kind of insane.