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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:20 pm 
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Flexen strikes me as a reliever. No weapon to put away hitters.

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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:35 pm 
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This Conforto guy is pretty good. 26 homers in 99 games. 150 OPS+

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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:58 pm 
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The talk of Conforto being the best hitter on the team last year was way premature.

The talk of him being the best hitter on the team now isn't.


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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:00 pm 
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MetFan29 wrote:
HeyNowHK wrote:
AllWrightNow wrote:
To be fair they do have a SLIGHT point about Rosario's GP...75 GP in 2014, 105 in 2015, 120 in 2016, so far at 105 this year but still with 48 games left for the Mets. He's obviously not literally playing them all. If he even plays 35 that's a decent jump and 140 total. Granted he's not a pitcher so you shouldn't have to watch his mileage as much, but he is only 21 taking a lot in.

The Reyes fascination is frigging hilarious but not as if he's selling tickets in Philly, at least not in the Wilpons' pockets.

Who cares how many games he plays?!? As you said he's not a pitcher and he's 21. His stamina should be limitless at this stage.


That take is nuts. The Mets are playing 27 games in 27 days. It's OK if he sits a day during that.


Yeah nobody's stamina's going to be limitless in the dog days of summer unless you're sneaking in (now-illegal) greenies.


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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:08 pm 
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Sometimes it's not a bad idea for a rookie to sit and just watch what's going on. There's stuff to be learned from the bench as well.


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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:19 pm 
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AllWrightNow wrote:
The talk of Conforto being the best hitter on the team last year was way premature.

The talk of him being the best hitter on the team now isn't.


As the one who was doing that talking, I have to disagree. While of course, he'll continue to improve and may be better this year than last, he would have been a dominant offensive force last year, too, had TC not done so many things (won't list them again) to harm his confidence and decided - with no justification as I posted many times - that he was unable to hit lefties well enough to play full time.

Independent of this post, I actually wanted to post today (but resisted in an effort to stay humble) to the effect that you can see the difference playing with confidence makes. Conforto was always a great hitter, now he has the confidence to just let his talent shine through. (I told my gf during the ASB that Conforto was going to go off in the 2nd half b/c he's playing fully confident now).

Similarly, TDA is a much better hitter than he is currently showing. He's not at Conforto's level and I've specifically posted that in the past. But he's much better than he's shown and for the same reasons - lack of confidence springing from, among other things, TC lack of confidence in him as reflected in regularly hitting him 8th, losing playing time to a proven offensive nonentity, etc.

I posted earlier that today, with TDA hitting 6th, will be the beginning of "D'Renaissance" for TDA. That was mainly a joke or at least a half-joke. While it's possible, I don't actually think it's likely he will magically start being the player he can be the moment he moves up in the lineup. Because his confidence is already low and he's dealing with tons of pressure (recent NY Post "now or never for TDA to not be mediocre" article). Maybe it will take a move to another team to free him from that pressure and his manager's lack of confidence in him. Or maybe - hopefully - he'll beat it back on his own with us. The rest of the year would be a great time to see that.

But I don't think it's a coincidence that TDA is OPSing .783 on the road with 9 HRs and .579 / 1 at home. Do you?


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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:27 pm 
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Times like this I wish the Mets had a first baseman over 6'0 that wasn't shaped like Ironhead Heyward (and actually had an ounce of power at the plate) But yea let's all get ready for James Loney 2.0 but yea I know Duda had some back issues but don't be surprised when Dom Smith lands on the DL with gout either.


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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
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Herrera has got to be one of the dumbest players I've ever seen. If I had to watch him play I might just stop being a baseball fan all together.

Flexen gifts them a run though with the WP.


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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:30 pm 
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Flexen is just not a starting pitcher. Who else can be brought up for a shot?


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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:31 pm 
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metswillkillyoursoul wrote:
Times like this I wish the Mets had a first baseman over 6'0 that wasn't shaped like Ironhead Heyward (and actually had an ounce of power at the plate) But yea let's all get ready for James Loney 2.0 but yea I know Duda had some back issues but don't be surprised when Dom Smith lands on the DL with gout either.



Two-and-a-half games.

Is that a record?


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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:35 pm 
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R Nitelight wrote:
metswillkillyoursoul wrote:
Times like this I wish the Mets had a first baseman over 6'0 that wasn't shaped like Ironhead Heyward (and actually had an ounce of power at the plate) But yea let's all get ready for James Loney 2.0 but yea I know Duda had some back issues but don't be surprised when Dom Smith lands on the DL with gout either.



Two-and-a-half games.

Is that a record?


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While the post is ridic, the unfortunate fact is that Duda is an above-average player and, independent of the past 3 games, Dom is unlikely to be even an average one. Everyone on this board is going to miss Duda sooner rather than later so might as well get started now.


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 Post subject: Re: Two bad teams and no Rosario IGT
PostPosted: Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:46 pm 
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SergioTheLittleMan wrote:
While the post is ridic, the unfortunate fact is that Duda is an above-average player and, independent of the past 3 games, Dom is unlikely to be even an average one. Everyone on this board is going to miss Duda sooner rather than later so might as well get started now.


Pu-Lease.

.233.

3 homers.

4 RBIs.

It's like he never left.


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