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  • Originally posted by milladrive View Post
    Frankly, Nieuwenhuis is just too good, both offensively and defensively, to just pull him out of the lineup. I really don't know what Collins is thinking, other than he wants a switch hitter with a little more speed leading off. I say it's not a fair trade-off, considering all that Kirk's proven by now.
    I think Nieuwenhuis is going to struggle. Other teams will find his hitting weakness and exploit it. It would be up to Kirk to respond.
    The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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    • Why can't this bullpen hold onto a lead?

      Edit: Mets win, finally.

      Ike Davis now batting .169/.229/.299/.528.
      Last edited by Blue387; 04-29-2012, 04:24 PM.
      The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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      • Capt Kirk should remain in the lineup.

        Nice catch, huh?

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        • Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
          I think Nieuwenhuis is going to struggle. Other teams will find his hitting weakness and exploit it. It would be up to Kirk to respond.
          you are probably right. But why not ride the hot hand? Particularly with Bay out, let him play. And since he is a better center fielder than Torres, put Torres in left. They can re-evaluate when Bay comes back. No reason to give Hairston at bats - you know what you have with him

          Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
          Why can't this bullpen hold onto a lead?

          Edit: Mets win, finally.
          Very happy they won, but feel for Santana. Guy pitched his ass off and can't get a win. Guy is 0-2 with a 2.25 ERA. At least they finally scored runs for him, but he could very easily be 4-1 the way he has pitched. Pull out the one game where he got shelled (and even that game the defense let him down) and he is 0-1 with a 0.79 ERA in the other 4 games.

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          • No disrespect to Torres but why can't he come back and play LF or does Captain Kirk have previous experience there?

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            • Niuwenhuis is a pretty poor defender at center, while Torres is considered a pretty good fielder. It's not that hard to see that moving Cap'N Kirk to LF is the better move.

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              • Originally posted by CokeMachineGlow View Post
                Niuwenhuis is a pretty poor defender at center, while Torres is considered a pretty good fielder. It's not that hard to see that moving Cap'N Kirk to LF is the better move.
                I agree. Kirk has to stay in the lineup but not in center. Torres is a better cf'er.

                Even "the catch" he made yesterday was good but like many catches you see on highlights the dive wasnt necessary. Sort of a pet peeve of mine.

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                • Torres does have more of a track record. I check what the "data" actually is rather than using the ever trusty eye test, which is often skewed by a few plays and selective memory. On fan graphs they have him @ 35/35 on plays made/balls in zone. Torres FWIW by that measure looks to grade out fairly well. The best I can tell he makes disproportionately less plays OOZ (out of zone) than his peers so overall he ranks slightly lower.

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                  • I have the feeling Acosta won't be around much longer.

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                    • Originally posted by CokeMachineGlow View Post
                      Niuwenhuis is a pretty poor defender at center, while Torres is considered a pretty good fielder. It's not that hard to see that moving Cap'N Kirk to LF is the better move.
                      I disagree.

                      Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
                      I agree. Kirk has to stay in the lineup but not in center. Torres is a better cf'er.
                      I disagree.

                      Originally posted by Cowtipper View Post
                      I have the feeling Acosta won't be around much longer.
                      I agree. ...and hope you're right.
                      "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


                      Put it in the books.

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                      • I would take Jeremy Hefner over Acosta. Hefner did pitch three scoreless innings against the Giants last week before he was demoted to the minors.
                        The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                        • What the heck did the front office see in Miguel Batista?
                          The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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                          • Originally posted by Blue387 View Post
                            What the heck did the front office see in Miguel Batista?
                            Long relief and emergency starts? I just double checked his stats. He's 41. A team like this should only have guys that age as coaches.

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                            • Okay, I've officially had enough of Schwinden. ....and Acosta.

                              I think we need to try Hefner or deal for another starter.
                              "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


                              Put it in the books.

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                              • This team should have spent some of the money for Francisco for a starter. Last season, the Mets had Young and Capuano for relatively cheap and they gave the team many innings started. Edwin Jackson, Joe Saunders, Joel Piniero, Aaron Cook could have pitched for the Mets this season.
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