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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:08 pm 
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I'm really having trouble going into next season with Cecchini penciled into a role on the big league roster. I realize that the ghost of Jose Reyes haunts our memory of what a utility infielder should be, but ideally you want someone who can bring some value to the table. I don't see any reason to assume that Cecchini is going to be anything better than replacement level in 2019.


Cheech has an option remaining so he likely opens the year in AAA.

1B: Bruce/Wilmer (until 21 days, then Alonso)
2B: McNeil
3B: Frazier
SS: Rosario

I think they'll sign a bench infielder, not sure if they go SS for defense or a Bautista type 3B/OF for pinch hitting.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:57 pm 
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Unless there is a drastic shift this offseason, the gap for the Mets from a probable fourth place finish in 2018 and a playoff spot in 2019 isn't that far. While I tend to agree with the sentiments on this board that the team's play since 8/1 is somewhat illusionary, I also see several of these young players are establishing themselves as bona fide MLB starting players, warts and all.


The Mets have 69 wins right now. The WC teams have 85 and 81 wins. That's not a small gap, tbh. Of the seven teams right now ahead of the Mets in the WC, how many do you see them better than as for 2019? As least make the case for the Mets being a better team than Pittsburgh next season.


Yes...Go back and read my next paragraph.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:09 pm 
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Disco Ball wrote:
Yes...Go back and read my next paragraph.


OK. I'll quote it.

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Manny Machado playing third and hitting either second or third in the batting order is the obvious fit. Bring back Familia to close, and this is probably the best team in the NL East. The former is probably a pipe dream, so it will be very interesting to see what (if anything) they do instead.


What does this have to do with the 4th best team in the NL East being close to the WC winner? :lol: The assumption they sign Machado and Familia?

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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 8:08 am 
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MetsWhiz93 wrote:
Disco Ball wrote:
Yes...Go back and read my next paragraph.


OK. I'll quote it.

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Manny Machado playing third and hitting either second or third in the batting order is the obvious fit. Bring back Familia to close, and this is probably the best team in the NL East. The former is probably a pipe dream, so it will be very interesting to see what (if anything) they do instead.


What does this have to do with the 4th best team in the NL East being close to the WC winner? :lol: The assumption they sign Machado and Familia?

yes--but it is more of a projection than an assumption.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:30 am 
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What are the chances they go after Pollock?


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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 10:39 am 
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The Prodigy wrote:
What are the chances they go after Pollock?


What are the chances they go after anyone? Relatively low.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:14 am 
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What are the chances they go after Pollock?


In the absence of Bruce's contract, he might have been in play. At this point, probably not.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:47 am 
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The Prodigy wrote:
What are the chances they go after Pollock?


Outfield is full with Conforto Nimmo Bruce left to right. Alonso up by late-April.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:16 pm 
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I have wondered why putting Bruce at first seems a priority, unless his foot is still a problem. It would seem that a way to get youth into the first base mix, they could delay the Cespedes impact for awhile...

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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 7:04 am 
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As far as Machado goes, I haven't seen anything to indicate he would consider playing 3B. He is a shortstop. You could sign him and move people around. Or trade Rosario. But Machado isn't going to give up his desire to play short for the great opportunity to play for the Metropolitans.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:29 am 
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I have wondered why putting Bruce at first seems a priority, unless his foot is still a problem. It would seem that a way to get youth into the first base mix, they could delay the Cespedes impact for awhile...

Thinking the same thing. With Yo out, there’s more room in the OF than at first. I’d play Bruce in RF and Dom at first. Mostly.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019
PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:37 am 
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northway wrote:
I'm really having trouble going into next season with Cecchini penciled into a role on the big league roster. I realize that the ghost of Jose Reyes haunts our memory of what a utility infielder should be, but ideally you want someone who can bring some value to the table. I don't see any reason to assume that Cecchini is going to be anything better than replacement level in 2019.


I'm really having trouble going into next season with Cecchini on the 40-man roster...

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