Where Do They Rank?
Once again, I do realize you cannot win every game, but this game was the equivalent to chewing on tin foil. In a game where Kevin Millwood should have been tattooed, he no-hits the Mets into the fifth. Piazza is cold as ice and the entire offense is cold as ice except for Kaz who went 2 for 4. The only good thing was that Howe finally used frick and frack in a situation that the Mets were behind. This is a spot that usually Moreno and Parra would take, but hopefully they start seeing action when the Mets are winning. Unfortunately those two fools could not even make it through two complete innings. Stanton went one inning giving up one run and Franco went 1/3 innings giving up two runs. Howe had to waste Bottalico for 2/3 innings to bail Franco's sorry ass out. Those two blow. They blow big time.
Our ace is on the mound today and the Mets need a big game out of him and he needs some runs from the offense. I'm feeling a win today.
Class A St. Lucie third baseman Aarom Baldiris went 3-for-4 last night, pushing his average to .306. Rated the Mets' second-best third baseman behind Triple-A Norfolk's David Wright, Baldiris has hit over .300 in all but one of his six minor league stops.
Also, from mets.com:
Class A St. Lucie third baseman Aarom Baldiris is hitting .347 [50-for-144] with 18 RBIs over his last 35 games
First of all, what the heck is his name? I always thought it was Aaron Baldiris.
Second, can someone say trade bait? He's not a third baseman long term unless he develops power (which does not seem likely), but he can be a nice guy to have at second base and hit #2 or #7 in the order.
From the article, here is a quote from Johnny Damon on the Red Sox stealing signs at Fenway.
At least one scout has suggested that he's developed a flaw in his delivery that tips off that pitch. His changeup got hit so hard in a recent start at Fenway Park that some wondered if the Red Sox might be stealing signs.
"That makes us laugh, because we're not the brightest of guys over here,'' Red Sox center fielder Johnny Damon said. "We're not smart enough to do that. We didn't know what was coming.''
A classic quote from Captain Caveman.
One AL scout said Class A third baseman Eric Duncan has "the most upside" but said the Yankees have "no David Wright and no Scott Kazmir," referring to top Mets prospects.
"Right now I don't want to put too much stress on my leg," Reyes said. "I don't want to push it. Last year I'd make a triple, but I have a lot of doubles this year with my leg (because) I don't want to get injured again. I want to stay with the team."
Get this kid some help in the off season and it better be the best of the best.