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  • #91
    Duda is an above average player? Wow....and I know nothing? Do you understand what the term "player" means.
    If you need to be an excellent fielder and hitter to be called a Major League player, then about half of the player in the MLB don't deserve to be called "players."

    Duda has power, but he stinks with the glove...stinks something fierce. A player plays both sides of the ball...not necessarily a gold glover but someone that looks like they have done it before. He doesnt.
    You do realize that RF is a difficult position to play for someone who barely played there in the minors, right? He's a LF/1B. Duda is a below-average fielder, so...that makes him not a Major League player? Why don't we send the likes of Duda, Wright, and Murphy down to the minors since they're average to below-average fielders. Get a grip, man. You're definition of a "player" is blatantly obtuse.

    Now your metioning Duda in the same sentence with Jeter, Cano, and Wright.....and yet I still know nothing to your astonishment.
    Did you really not get the point? Are you seriously taking things out of context? Are they players or not? Jeter, Cano, and Wright are bad fielders - they must not be your definition of a "player", though.

    Did you really not get the point? Are they players or not? The players I mentioned are considered pretty bad defenders.
    Yes he can be a DH (maybe--do we even know he is going to be a good hitter yet? No we dont)....not sure if you realize this - The Mets are in the NL, and the DH is only in the AL. I know nothing but I know some of the rules...like the DH one. (ok I admit - I just Googled it). Stop drinking the Kool Aid.
    What in the world are you talking about? I'm not anointing Duda as the next Albert Pujols. Saying Duda is an above-average player isn't a stretch. Various scouts such as Law and Sickels see Duda as a good hitter, but poor fielder down the stretch who is a starter caliber player. They must be working for the Mets, though -- since all I read is their PR clippings.

    Yes go on please...enlighten me with your knowledge. Tejada is a fringe starter/bench player? He is a starter on a team that sucks..... a bench player on a good team, and a AAA player on championship caliber team.
    Good lord, do you realize how weak the SS position truly is? If Tejada were a third basemen I would agree, but he isn't. He hits as well as your average utility player and is a good fielder. That is fringe starter/ bench player worthy.

    Duda is an above average player... My Lord.
    He is.

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    • #92
      Originally posted by milladrive View Post
      I think at this point, it's primarily intended to be in good humor. ...for whatever that's worth.

      "You know the good old days weren't always good, and tomorrow ain't as bad as it seems." ~ B. Joel
      Totally disagree. Some people are just know-it-alls. "Duda sucks, Tejada sucks, Thole sucks, the Mets are AAA team, Alderson doesn't know what he's doing, Jose was the greatest player ever" and on and on..... The schtick is tired.

      I'm actually really excited about this year. I want to see how each of these young guys makes it through another full season BEFORE deciding anything. Others seem to know-it-all already.......and without any factual data either.

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      • #93
        David Wright hits a first pitch home run in today's game against the Phillies.
        The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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        • #94
          Duda's two-run dinger
          4/14/12: Lucas Duda hits his third home run of the season, a two-run shot that gives the Mets a 4-0 lead

          http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=20612545
          The Mets have the best, smartest fans in baseball.

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          • #95
            Originally posted by Ralf View Post
            Totally disagree. Some people are just know-it-alls. "Duda sucks, Tejada sucks, Thole sucks, the Mets are AAA team, Alderson doesn't know what he's doing, Jose was the greatest player ever" and on and on..... The schtick is tired.

            I'm actually really excited about this year. I want to see how each of these young guys makes it through another full season BEFORE deciding anything. Others seem to know-it-all already.......and without any factual data either.
            I didn't realize humor and effacing a team we root for were mutually exclusive. See, I didn't know that before. Now I do.

            Who was the last Met fan you ever Met who didn't think he was the greatest armchair GM of all-time? This place is full of them. Just look around. Can't take things too seriously, Ralf.

            Which brings me to my other point. We are going to remain civil at all times in the Mets forum. This means focusing on the post, not the poster. If I see any more comments of a negative personal nature, the suspensions will go out. And I mean business. Demeaning others and/or their opinions is entirely unacceptable. Wanna debate? Debate. But it's gonna be in a polite, to-the-point style. Period.
            "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


            Put it in the books.

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            • #96
              Originally posted by milladrive View Post
              I didn't realize humor and effacing a team we root for were mutually exclusive.
              I'm still waiting to read the humorous posts....

              All I see are mostly debbie-downers and know-it-all contrarians. Not pointing to anyone in particular but just calling it as I see it.

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              • #97
                Originally posted by Ralf View Post
                I'm still waiting to read the humorous posts....

                All I see are mostly debbie-downers and know-it-all contrarians. Not pointing to anyone in particular but just calling it as I see it.
                One mans debbie downer is another mans realist. I also dont think anyone ever called Reyes the best player ever. Although he is our best shortstop ever.
                unknown brooklyn cabbie " how are the brooks doin"
                unknown fan "good they got three men on base"
                unknown brooklyn cabbie "which one?"

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                • #98
                  I see a realistic optimist and a pessimist. Worlds are clashing here, people. Our debate isn't as vilifying as Paulypal's and NYMets back in the day, though. Those got really personal and rough.

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                  • #99
                    Originally posted by theAmazingMet View Post
                    One mans debbie downer is another mans realist. I also dont think anyone ever called Reyes the best player ever. Although he is our best shortstop ever.
                    Yeah Reyes is our all-time shortstop and a top five homegrown Mets star - and the team let him go. That's not debbie-downerism to discuss that the very season he was exiled.

                    And yeah, do do know it all - we're baseball fans, Mets fans! And I've been one since 1969....
                    Cleon Jones catches a deep fly ball in F. Scott Fitzgerald's Valley of the Ashes, and a second-grader smiles in front of the black and white television.

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                    • No doubt Reyes was the best homegrown shortstop the Mets have ever produced. That doesn't mean he is worth $18m a year and the front office made a bad decision in not signing him which some suggest.

                      And yes, no one directly called Reyes the best player ever - that was clearly an exaggeration on my part. However, I think some fans are so emotional about Jose because he is homegrown that they put him on a pedestal he has not earned imo.

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                      • Originally posted by Ralf View Post
                        I'm still waiting to read the humorous posts.....
                        I think the humor to which I was referrring was the delayed reaction I had to Pauly's statement, as well as Blue's follow-up. My failing was to not recognize in the same sentence the escalating personal debate between Paulypal and CMG, which I eventually addressed in the reply to you.

                        My timing was probably a little off.

                        As well, I think some folks are probably still mourning the loss of José Reyes. There is another thread for that, and, although, it's still a very small sample size, Tejada is currently doing better than Reyes. It's very possible that the team itself feels a bit more coherent without Reyes. Tejada's not the same type of spotlight stealer, so it's possible the rest of the team has been picking up the lost slack as a unit. This I find refreshing. It may not last all season, but right now I find it refreshing.
                        "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


                        Put it in the books.

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                        • Originally posted by milladrive View Post
                          I think the humor to which I was referrring was the delayed reaction I had to Pauly's statement, as well as Blue's follow-up. My failing was to not recognize in the same sentence the escalating personal debate between Paulypal and CMG, which I eventually addressed in the reply to you.

                          My timing was probably a little off.

                          As well, I think some folks are probably still mourning the loss of José Reyes. There is another thread for that, and, although, it's still a very small sample size, Tejada is currently doing better than Reyes. It's very possible that the team itself feels a bit more coherent without Reyes. Tejada's not the same type of spotlight stealer, so it's possible the rest of the team has been picking up the lost slack as a unit. This I find refreshing. It may not last all season, but right now I find it refreshing.
                          Totally agree with this.

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                          • First inning and I'm already seeing yet another "quality" start by Pelfrey. This is a guy who, imho, should be selling real estate, picking up sanitation, or anything other than starting for the Mets. I've so had enough of Mike Pelfrey.
                            "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


                            Put it in the books.

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                            • Originally posted by milladrive View Post
                              First inning and I'm already seeing yet another "quality" start by Pelfrey. This is a guy who, imho, should be selling real estate, picking up sanitation, or anything other than starting for the Mets. I've so had enough of Mike Pelfrey.
                              Okay, so he's settled in. A lot of nice ground ball outs. If he can make it through the sixth without giving up a run (despite the leadoff base hit), I'll be satisfied.

                              EDIT: Okay, so today I'm surprisingly satisfied with Pelfrey's start. I've still had enough of him and wish he would be dealt to another team, but at least today he's given his team a chance to win.
                              Last edited by milladrive; 04-15-2012, 01:28 PM.
                              "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


                              Put it in the books.

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                              • Damn......
                                "And their chances of getting back into this ballgame are growing dimmer by the batter."


                                Put it in the books.

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