Posted by Michael Genasky at 12:00 PM
Being a Met fan the last 8 years has been, painful. I want to win. I want to win now! I’m going to think irrational thoughts until this happens. I know I’m not alone. That’s why Sandy Alderson will make the least popular decision come this years’ trading deadline.
Of course, that would be nothing. At least nothing perceived as significant. Wilmer Flores manning short stop? Get used to it! Unless the big bat Met fans desire can be had for someone not named Harvey, Degrom, Synderguard or Matz. Rueben Tejada will start at short, if Flores gets hurt. Sandy Alderson has, thru the draft and international signings, attempted to acquire as many short stops as possible: Chechinni, Rosario, Ramos, Guillorme. They turned Reynolds into a SS 5 minutes after he was drafted. Venezuelan SS Andres Gimenez is rumored to have accepted a $1.25 bonus from the Mets this International signing period. The price of adding a short stop is very experience. Whether its the assets needed to trade for one or the money needed to sign one. The future SS is likely, already in the organization.
The best chance for offensive improvement comes from Herrea and D'Arnaud. Sandy Alderson was brought here to build from within. That is at least a 7 year plan. Trading a few of our biggest prospects would be diametrically opposed to what he was brought here to do. No matter how much the fans hate hearing that. A trade for Tulo or Castro was never close. It might be 2 or 3 years before Alderson see’s making a significant trade as ideal for this clubs future. Oh NO! Is he really talking 2 or 3 years? Still? That shouldn't be cause for concern. I think the Mets can make the playoffs this year. I think D'Arnaud and Herrea could spark this offense. I think Nimmio, Conforto and even Gavin Chechinni look like good draft picks. Hitters who should be an impact on the major league level next season. I think Steven Matz is really good. William Bucerra may turn the RA Dickey deal into one of the most lopsided trades in MLB history. When you have great pitching the World Series is not as far as some may think. Next year should be the most anticipated Mets season since the mid 80s. Sit back and enjoy the ride. The next few years in Queens are going to be very exciting.