2011(and beyond!) MLB thread.

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  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited May 2011
    Fister? i don't even know her!
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    It really sucks that Ike Davis went on the DL.

    Also, what's up with Ubaldo this year? Except his ERA, of course.

    More importantly than either of these two points, though: Carlos Beltran. Discuss.
  • Mega-TallicaMega-Tallica Washed Up
    edited May 2011
    For any Mets fan, it's a beautiful site to see Carlos Beltran hitting like this again especially after his struggles and injuries these past few years. 3 HR's, 6 RBI's... that's what I'm talkin' 'bout!
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    Yeah, it'll be interesting to see what the organization decides to do with him. I'd kinda like to see him re-signed after this season (especially if he keeps playing like this), but I don't know if they really consider that an option.
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    yeah huge game by beltran. that the first 3 homer game this season? i think it is.

    it is great to see his resurgence but i would ask, are the mets contenders in the near future? if not, i would trade him off to get some prospects and help to rebuild the team. ship him out to a contender and get some pitching and maybe some OF help.

    zach britton continues to impress me. kid can pitch.
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    Yeah, trading him around the deadline is the only other thing I'd be okay with the Mets doing. Letting him walk after this year would be a complete waste.

    As for what they could get for him in a trade, I would say it has to be pitching, pitching, pitching. I'd say the only two constants of the rotation have been injuries and inconsistency (and yes, I do realize I just said inconsistency was a constant). Santana has pitched consistently great for this team (although seriously lacks run support), but even he has fallen victim to the injury bug over the past few years. It's alright if they just get an above average innings-eater for Beltran, so long as he's dependable.

    Maybe a middle infielder, too. Reyes is great (and playing like at that level again this year), but all of the backup shortstops would be converted second basemen. Speaking of the second basemen on the team, I'm not very confident in any of them. Murphy and Turner have shown they can at least be your average second basemen offensively, but both still need to learn a lot on the defense side. I'm still not sure why Chin-Lung Hu has a roster spot. Fine, he's probably the best defensive second baseman on the team, but he clearly cannot hit Major League pitching, and it's a liability on a team with very few right-handed bats off the bench.

    The outfield, meanwhile, is actually one of the Mets' strengths, at least in terms of job security. I know Bay has not produced anywhere near the expectations, but like it or not, he's the left fielder for at least the next two years. If Pagan plays like he did last year, he's the center fielder for quite a few years to come, this guy Pridie looks like a pretty good fourth outfielder to have on the bench, and if Beltran does have to leave, the team has some prospects such as Fernando Martinez and Kirk Nieuwenhuis that have some potential.

    tl:dr - Mets fan analyzes different parts of the team, and a trade for Beltran best include pitching and maybe a middle infielder
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    yes very true on the rotation bit. they need help there. they really need santana to come back healthy and be that ace.

    as for the middle infielder issue, from what i know of the mets farm system, their best position prospect happens to be a short stop. im not sure how long reyes is signed through but, if it's for quite a few years, they should think about moving that kid to 2B.

    martinez has been recalled just today i think. he needs to shake off the bust label that is following him around. he's still very young but last year he struggled in AAA. we'll see how it goes.
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    Yeah, they recalled Martinez today to take Ike's roster spot for the time he's on the DL. Very weird move, considering how many outfielders they have on the team right now, and the lack of corner infielders they have. I mean, giving David Wright the day off today and with Davis injured, the starting infield was:

    1B - Daniel Murphy
    2B - Justin Turner
    3B - Willie Harris
    SS - Jose Reyes

    For the 9th, they moved Turner to 3rd and put Hu in at 2nd.
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    wow that is ****ty.

    oh wilmer flores is the kids name at SS. mlb.com has him as the 6th best SS prospect out there. reyes im pretty sure is in a walk year. possible for him to get traded too?
  • CubecubedCubecubed Washed Up
    edited May 2011
    Tigers are on a roll.Hope they can keep it up.
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    ultimatespidey81;4393417 said:
    wow that is ****ty.

    oh wilmer flores is the kids name at SS. mlb.com has him as the 6th best SS prospect out there. reyes im pretty sure is in a walk year. possible for him to get traded too?

    I think I've heard of Flores, but I think most of the talk I've heard about him is that he's still a few years away. Yeah, Reyes is in a walk year, and there has been discussion in the media of the Mets trading him. Some reports also surfaced that the Giants (while they were in town) have had internal discussions about making an offer for Reyes. I guess I could see the advantages in trading Reyes, since he will probably be up for a significant pay raise (he has a very team-friendly contract right now), but trading him as a means of dismantling the current team and starting over again is foolish, if you ask me. I think people tend to forget the guy is only going to be 28 at the end of this season. He's still got his best years ahead of him, I think, and he could be a person to build around. This becomes even more the case when you look at how the team has done when Reyes is playing and productive. More so than any other player on the team, as Reyes goes, so goes the rest of the Mets.
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    he'll turn 20 this year. so yeah maybe he's a couple years away.

    as for reyes, with the ownerships money issues still in the air, i can't see them being able to resign him. as you said, he's up for a big pay hike. and the better he keeps on playing this season is even more $$$ added to his next contract.
  • clashcityrocker10clashcityrocker10 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    Ah, those money issues. I hope the Wilpons can find a group that will buy a minority stake in the team, and apparently they have some groups in mind. I heard an optimistic outlook say they'll have an agreement in place by the end of this month, so even if that doesn't work, they should have a buyer by the end of the season.

    Of course, that lawsuit is still a problem, but I don't think they'll have to pay the full amount the lawsuit is asking for. A lot of it is reparations since the suit claims the Wilpons either knew of Madoff's scheme or are woefully ignorant. Stupidity may be a defense here. Look at how they run the Mets! :p



    This post is a few days old now, but I'll still add this on here:

    RIP Harmon Killebrew
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    RIP Harmon Killebrew :(
  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited May 2011
    the marlins need to get their acts together. theyre playing like crap lately.
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    the sox are on a nice little roll here. the path to respectability is a little more clear now that the hitting is catching up a little bit. the weather is heating up and so is the cuban missile!
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    M's have won 6 straight games.
  • Dante1847Dante1847 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    darkwinterbeast8;4401854 said:
    M's have won 6 straight games.

    yeah they're quietly sitting there respectfully in the standings.

    in the meantime, seems like the Sox are going back to getting banged up again. I know it was said it wasn't serious, but with Pedroia having a leg injury on top of two starters going down, this season is starting to smack a little of the '10 campaign healthwise. still, the offense (last night notwithstanding) has heated up a bit

    oh, and if Daisuke indeed needs TJ surgery, I wouldnt be surprised if he has throw his last pitch with the Sox
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    darkwinterbeast8;4401854 said:
    M's have won 6 straight games.

    don't look now but the brew crew is also making a nice little move haha.

    poojols finally broke that monster HR slump.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    ultimatespidey81;4401875 said:
    don't look now but the brew crew is also making a nice little move haha.

    poojols finally broke that monster HR slump.

    The Brewers are playing roughly .500 ball which is close to what I expected, albeit a coupe more wins than I predicted.
  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited May 2011
    shaun marcum is legit. i love that guy.
  • Dante1847Dante1847 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    hello Carl Crawford. nice to meet you
  • sillystousillystou Headliner
    edited May 2011
    Aaaaaaaaah, love to love you baby!
  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited May 2011
    fish win in extras. we're playing solid ball and gaby sanchez is a stud.
  • DerLindwurmDerLindwurm Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    I think a few games against the absolutely crap-tacular Dodgers will do the Marlins some good too.
  • darkwinterbeast8darkwinterbeast8 Headliner
    edited May 2011
    M's over .500 at the last weekend in May.

    Saying I didn't expect this would be an understatement
  • DerLindwurmDerLindwurm Road Warrior
    edited May 2011
    The Dodgers are perking up a bit now that Blake and Furcal are back.
  • bermuddybermuddy 100.000 Wasted Years
    edited May 2011
    spanked by the d-backs. tim to rebound tonight. i do hate it when we go on these west coast trips. games at 10pm EST suck.
  • sillystousillystou Headliner
    edited May 2011
    I know something else that sucks ;)
  • ultimatespidey81ultimatespidey81 Headliner
    edited June 2011
    the sox swept the sawks. just what the doctor ordered. now just keep this momentum and finally get back to .500 please!
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