This is a huge blow, but it helps that we had 6 starters on the roster already. With everything going on, who knows when the baseball will resume, but either way, we won’t be seeing Noah anytime soon.
As much as J.D. had a breakout season in 2019, how he gets at-bats with that crowded infield and Cespedez declaring himself ready for Opening Day is beyond me.
Cespedes arrived in camp well before Saturday’s official reporting date for position players, but team media relations officials indicated he would not speak to reporters for the first time since spring training 2019 until this week. But Cespedes issued only a brief message Monday when approached by a group of reporters who asked if he had a few minutes to talk.
“Not today, not tomorrow, not at all year this year,” Cespedes said.
“Because I don’t want to,” Cespedes said.
Cespedes, who is recovering from multiple right ankle fractures sustained after encountering a wild boar on his ranch last May, was asked if he could say how he was feeling. He declined.
Hey, if Cespedes is healthy and has a big year with the bat I could care less he stays mute for the whole year.
I’m not excited.
Huge surprise considering that he got a pass from many in the press due to his being a player at the time of the Astros sign-stealing scandal and not a coach or manager. But then, with Beltran making this choice on his own, one can’t help but wonder how much of a role did he really play in the whole brouhaha to begin with? Now the Mets should do the right thing and hire Dusty Baker or Buck Showalter.
As far as 2020 is concerned, Edwin Diaz is one who worries me the most.
YES!!! Of course, Betances has to prove he’s healthy, but damn if this wasn’t the move that every Mets fan wanted, especially with the moves the Phillies and Braves have made this off-season.
They say a manager really only makes a difference for a handful of games during a long, 162-game season, but I don’t necessarily believe that. Girardi was always my 1st pick for our new manager. I guess we’ll have to wait and see if Brodie Van Wagenen made the right decision in hiring Carlos Beltran instead of Joe.
Surprising, considering that they just picked up Michael Wacha yesterday and will now have 6 starters. So with Porcello on board, will they look to trade Matz and/or Dominic Smith? Or perhaps, Brandon Nimmo? For a top-notch reliever? I guess, we’ll have to wait and see.
Wacha as our 5th starter is fine by me. He’s young, won a playoff MVP, has a mean change-up and when healthy can be top-notch guy in the rotation. Plus, I’d prefer Wacha over Rick Porcello, who the Mets were also thinking about to replace Zach Wheeler. Now if we can be smart and sign Dellin Betances for our bullpen, that’d really be nice.