Who wouldn’t want a man who is arguably the best 3rd baseman in the major leagues? But c’mon man, this is the Mets we’re talking about so ain’t no way this potential blockbuster is happening.
It’s so obvious that they should use this extra money on Dellin Betances, but the Mets almost never do what’s obvious.
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.
Wheeler is at best a No. 3 starter and can be maddenly inconsistent, but damn if I didn’t want to lose him…esp. to a major division rival. Word’s out too that Cole Hamels just a 1-year deal with of course…the Braves. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting on any major deal from the Mets. SMH.
I was kind of hoping that Joey Cora would get the job…but oh well.
I say no. Marte is a pretty solid hitter with some pop and a very good and experienced CF. But I believe Cespedes will play in 2020 and if so they could play Conforto in CF with McNeil in right. J.D. Davis had a big year last year and should be given every chance to be our Opening Day 3rd baseman with Rosario at SS, Cano at 2nd and Alonso at 1st.
With Cespedes approaching his walk year, the idea that he wasn’t going to play in 2020 was always ludicrous to me. Of course, he’s going to play in 2020 and if he has a big year, of course, the Yankees would be smart to sign him and make him their full-time DH.