Saturday, December 19, 2009

Newsflash: Mets Still Need Power, and Capps and Escobar Can't Hit

Anthony McCarron of the Daily News seems to think the Mets are alone on Bay, considering Seattle's acquisition of Milton Bradley, yesterday. McCarron also notes that the Mets have checked in on Matt Capps, and are still in on Kelvim Escobar.

It's nice to think that the Mets are alone on Bay, but I have to think that if this game of chicken continues long enough then a desperate team like the Orioles (who are reportedly in on Holliday) might just jump in on Bay offer the 5th year, and steal him out from under Omar's nose. I'd like to hear something about Omar's back up plan. Show Bay that there is something else you are ready, willing and able to go to.

Also, I have absolutely no problem with the Mets strengthening their bullpen. In fact, I think it's one thing that was overlooked last year because of the complete abomination that was the rest of the team. HOWEVER, I'd like to be hearing more about potential solutions to the left field, catcher and power hitter issues. I hope upgrading power, left field, catcher and even first base are slightly more pressing matters for Omar than upgrading the 'pen.

Currently the Mets have Henry Blanco as their starting catcher, Daniel Murphy at first and Angel Pagan as their starting left fielder. No offense to any of those players (as I feel Pagan and Blanco are valuable back ups and pieces to the team and Murphy can be a valuable regular for them) BUT none of those guys have the power to hit over 20 home runs and combined would be good for about 30 maximum.

Omar, if you want to get your fan base back, show us you have a plan that will fill the bigger holes on this squad, and stop making marginal additions when there are bigger fish to fry.

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