What Should The Mets Do With Dominic Smith?

16 Dec

Dom Smith

Smith deflated while serving as the team’s primary left fielder and getting into 145 games. He hit .244 with a woeful .363 slugging percentage and went from being better than league average to 14% worse. He also made nearly 300 more plate appearances than he ever had in a season, leaving much more opportunities to get exposed.

“Whatever happened this year is not going to define me as a player, as a person,” Smith told the Daily News in September, a month he started with a 4-for-19 stretch that included eight strikeouts. “I know I still have a lot of years in this game. I have a lot of years to improve and get better. I’m obviously going to take that challenge like I’ve taken every challenge and just work. That’s all you can do. There’s a lot of things I want to work on. I don’t worry about my future. I just take it day by day. I live in the present.”

Smith was having a so-so 2021 until he got benched by Luis Rojas in September. That said, the Mets need to trade him. Other than being a full-time DH, he has no position here. Trade him for a starting pitcher and call it a day.

Should The Mets Keep Robinson Cano?

13 Nov

Robinson Cano
Cano is 39yo and has been busted for PED’s twice now. He also has two years and $48 million remaining on his contract after sitting out 2021. However, with Cano’s old legs and the National League likely bringing on the DH in 2022, I say keep him as your full-time DH as well as a mentor to the younger players (yunno, after he apologizes to the team/organization/fans for missing last season). Better than that having a backup 2nd baseman making $20M on the bench.

The Mets Can’t Let Aaron Loup Go To The Phillies

12 Nov

Aaron Loup
Signed to a one-year deal, Aaron Loup (6-0, 0.95 ERA, 1 HR allowed) had a phenomenal 2021. And now, GM or no GM, the Mets need to resign him. He’s already gone on record stating that he loves being in New York and wants to stay a Met, so this shouldn’t be complicated: give the guy a 2 or 3-year deal already, before God forbid the Phillies or someone else in the NL East grabs him up.