Life is unfair and so is Major League Baseball. If the Mets were in the National League Central they would be in the hunt for a division title. They’re not, so it’s time friends. Time for Mr. Alderson to show us what he can do.
He has given Terry Collins and his players enough time to prove they can compete for a playoff spot. After this weekend’s disappointing series loss, it is clear that chances are slim to none, and slim left town with Logan Morrison’s eighth inning home run this afternoon.
As much as I don’t want to see it, I know Carlos Beltran will be dealt. It also seems pretty clear that Jose Reyes is staying and the Mets are going to attempt to re-sign him.
What isn’t clear, is what else Sandy Alderson has in the works. Between now and opening day of 2012, Mr. Alderson has his work cut out for him.
Being the giver that I am, I figured I’d share with him who I’d like to see move on.
- Mike Pelfrey- I like Big Pelf and will always hope he does well. However, I feel as if he has peaked as a Met and needs a change of scenery to see if he can thrive elsewhere. The Mets have given him an ample amount of opportunities to prove he can be a reliable starter. Too many ups and downs for me.
- Jason Bay- He’s not going anywhere anytime soon, but he belongs on this list for obvious reasons. Maybe the Mets’ front office can blackmail high ranking officials from another team forcing them to make a deal for Bay. It could happen.
- Angel Pagan- Similar to Pelfrey, Angel has been given plenty of opportunities to prove he can be an impact player. He has regressed this year and his decision making ability irks me.
- Ryota Igarashi- Iggy is a bust. His 6.25 ERA in 53 career appearances is explanation enough.
- D.J. Carrasco- Wasn’t a huge fan of his signing, and he hasn’t disproved my initial opinion.
- Bobby Parnell- Parnell is last on this list for a reason. I am still holding on to hope that the time he has remaining with Jason Isringhausen will help him get over the hump mentally. Clearly he has electric stuff, he just doesn’t carry himself as if he believes in it.
I realize some of these players will log innings for the Mets in 2012 just as it is a reality that a number of players I didn’t list will not. I just figured Mr. Alderson would want to get some feedback from Midwestropolitan.com before he starts building the 2012 Mets.
Good luck Mr. A., we believe in you.