Time To Build The 2012 Mets


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.

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5 Responses to “Time To Build The 2012 Mets”

  1. Blog Roundup: Monday Edition Says:

    [...] Midwestropolitan has some 2012 advice for Sandy Alderson.  Hint: It has nothing to do with the Mayan calendar. [...]

  2. B. Taylor Says:

    Re you list :

    Mike Pelfrey – totally agree. As I’ve said on several occasions, he’s best suited for a different venue – smaller market, where I’m sure he’ll do better.

    Jason Bay – if Sandy Alderson can move him, it would be a miracle. Bay is such a hard worker and a professional and does provide above average defense, but has been such a disappointment offensively. You bet the day we send him elsewhere, he will find his bat again ( and then I’ll be royally upset that he couldn’t do it for us here).

    Angel Pagan – I would give him another chance, because I feel he has more to offer than we’ve seen. Part injury, part being run up and down the line up has not helped him to settle in properly and he does have much to contribute. If we can give Pelfrey so many years and so many chances I think Angel should be given a little more rope.

    Ryoto Igarashi and D.J. Carrasco – totally agree.

    Bobby Parnell – hope he is not another Pelfrey with a hitch in his mental gallop because he does have electric stuff. That’s what makes me really nervous about him.

    If Duda doesn’t find it soon, and as I’m not a big fan of his, I’m really undecided – oh boy…

    Keepers – Line up – Jose Reyes, D. Wright, Ike, Pagan ( I think he’ll straighten himself out), Murphy/Turner
    Bench – Hairston
    Rotation – Johan Santana (Mr. Smooth ) please god, let him return to his former greatness, Niese, Gee, Dickey
    Bullpen – Cappuano, Isringhausen, Beato/Parnell

    Some bullpen adjustments/changes depend on how well our guys are doing downstairs.
    We need another big bat in the line up to help Ike. Wright is not it. He’s an rbi guy and so is Murph. We need a ‘Prince Fielder’ type bat to put the fear of god in our opponents like when the two Carlos’s used to be in the lineup.

    Others I’m still thinking about …

  3. Mike B Says:

    Why not trade bay to redsox, his swing is built for that park hitting lazy fly ball doubles off the wall. cappuano izzy are not going to be in the bullpen next year you can take that to the bank.

    • B. Taylor Says:

      I realize that Izzy and Cap will not be in the bullpen as they’re trying to go younger and bring our guys up for the experience, but I’m hoping Izzy at least gets to stay for one more year. They need an experienced head and hand in there instead of a pen full of rookies.
      I also don’t think the Redsox would take Bay at this point in time, and what would we get for him?

  4. Quite The Intriguing Team « Midwestropolitan Says:

    [...] days ago I had accepted that this team was officially in rebuilding mode for 2012. Now I find myself fascinated by the following [...]

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