You were also talking about Lucroy who had a good two months for Texas last year but now cant get out of his own way seemingly. Early but he has not been good. We just never know. A 31 year old catcher? They quite possibly screwed the pooch on that one, but maybe not. I don't disagree with you on this one but we shall see.
I am not sure what offensive players were available to them in the offseason. I know they tried to trade Bruce and or Granderson. Nobody wanted either one. Should they have traded any high prospects for McCutchen? There is no answer to that question yet.
Again - the problem the Mets have is really a baseball wide issue. There are so many players with 20+ homer capability that K too much. Having Bruce, Duda, Granderson in the lineup at the same time is a disaster. Conforto can be the difference maker., and he as to play.
It is very very easy to look at the box score and say -- well the pen blew the game, but that is just on the surface and for someone that is not willing to really look at the roster.
For instance last week the Pen give up 1 run in 4 innings and the Mets lose the game 3-2. Is that loss on the pen? F'n no way. The offense couldn't score a run off the Phillie pen. The offense is the glaring shortcoming of this team and I am not sure if its fixable this year or if the ownership will allow it to be fixed.