Matheny was a big advocate and always insisted that Kelly would hit, too. Unfortunately, Kelly didn't play much under Matheny or Shildt and, in fairness, didn't do well when he did play.
Love to have Syndergaard. But the Mets already have Bader in Juan Lagares.
I understand your view on this. I just don't know how many people feel the same way. Maybe we'll find out. I suspect the older fans don't see it quite the same as the younger ones.
That's a decision that has to be made at the end of the season, more likely than at present. They're trying to win the division right now and then at the of October, they'd have a better idea how far off from elite status they actually are. Unless, of course, they find out before then.
Molina will not be a .654 OPS player if his right hand doesn't sting every time his bat makes contact with a ball. Imagine Ozuna, as hot as he was, with an emerging Goldschmidt, and this lineup has a different look entirely.
Wieters has six home runs and has played quite well. Knizner has played well defensively, but has no hits in three games. For now, it's Wieters.
The plate umpire is important to every game, just as a referee in basketball or hockey or even football. All part of the equation. There are humans. And human errors. Just like the players. You don't want robots there, do you?
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