I went into the week with one shortstop that plays with a broken leg (Ruben Tejada) and another that just broke his ankle (Wilmer Flores) while fucking around in winter ball playing at second base.
I'm then told we're going to sign some real old guy (Ben Zobrist) for 4-years, but thankfully, the Cubs come out of the woodwork and save us from that embarrassment by signing him to their own deal.
Turns out the Mets had a plan two here and traded off SP Jon Niese for an all-star NL second baseman, Neil Walker, who not only had better defensive stats than Daniel Murphy, but also led the NL in a bad 2015 (for him) in producing HRs.
And then, just before I'm taking my ambien and turning in for the night, the troika comes up with another infielder that sort of hits well and sort of plays meh defensive... and has only played 12 games on third... Asdrubal Cabrera.
It's a 2-year deal with a 3rd year team option for the 28-year Cabrera and you have to assume this is part of a complete overall of the Mets infield.
Switch hitting Cabrera at SS, switch hitting Walker at 2B, Walker backs up Wright at 3B, Dilson Herrera backs up Walker at 2B when he's playing third, and both either Flores and Tejada could be off this team by the end of the Nashville festivities.
On the whole, Mets middle infield didn’t get better defensively. But they did offensively.