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I didn't enjoy this past road trip, but, going into Thursday night's game against Washington, the team was tied for the best win-loss record in baseball. How can any Mets fan find fault with that?
I've been a Mets writer since 2005 and I have not seen a player 'set the plate' better than Granderson does since Jose Reyes. We're now starting to see him get out of his April funk and my guess is he will finish the season above the .250-BA/.350-OBP level
He has moved closer to the plate this week which does seem to give him back the ability to barrel up on the ball.
I can't speak for his defensive flaws. He's going to have to improve on them on his own, but this team isn't deep enough in offensive talent to put this guy on the bench.
I had this whole section written differently when I started writing this post. I had Gee going to the bullpen and him being replaced by Rafael Montero; however, with the recent arm problems of Montero, let's let him work things out as a Las Vegas starter. I'm going to write a complete post on Gee tomorow, so I'll save some of my suggestions to then, but, simply put, pitch the guy for five innings and then get the bullpen up.
5. Replace Montero as the spot starter with Steven Matz.
I really don't care out the who super two thing. I want to win a pennant before they ship me off to to the veteran's home. Noah Syndergaard had a dominant last outing, but Matz seems further along at this point.
Let's keep this party going with solid starting pitching.