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Chances are if you're a Mets fan, and have access to twitter, you've probably communicated with the one and only Michael G Baron (you can continue the running joke of asking what the middle initial stands for if you wish). Michael is a former writer for SNY.tv and MLB.com. He is also one of the most respected and well liked guys on (Mets) twitter, known as the guy always willing to respond and communicate back with all Mets fans, loyal and trolls alike who chat with him throughout each day ;)
I'm thankful to have had the time to sit down (so to speak) with Mr. Baron and ask him some questions about our favorite team, of whom we are both lifelong fans. I hope you enjoy it, and as always feel free to continue tweeting Michael and look for his LIVE tweeting during the upcoming season. GO METS !
In my adult life, probably 2006, if not 2000. It’s the first time the Mets are going into Opening Day and actually fielding a World Series caliber team since those years, if not 1988. There are so few questions short of an arm in the bullpen or perhaps their defense at one or two spots. Its a complete club, and they should have an advantage in all of the 162 games they play in 2016. It’s nice to have that as a fan.
3: What are your impressions of Michael Conforto as a player and person. ........
5: What makes you so darn popular with Mets fans on Twitter; )
7: If u could sign/extend one ace for the next 5-7 years right now who would it be and why?
That’s an excellent question. I’d probably sign Noah Syndergaard right now if I could, but I reserve the right to change my answer tomorrow.
8: Have u memorized every players middle name in preparation for the upcoming season and LIVE tweeting about it?
I’ve got most of them down. I keep forgetting some of those for the new players. But they’re a few RBI away from that not being a problem.
9: What are your thoughts regarding David Wright overall for the 2016 season
I think David is intelligent enough not to push the envelope too far with his back. His goal is to be on the field as much as he possibly can, knowing full well what his limitations are and when he needs to dial it back. When he plays, I firmly believe he will be the David Wright of old, especially since I believe he will be focused on taking the ball up the middle and the other way in an effort to reduce the torque on his back.
But he’s going to have bad days a lot of the time. Some of those days will be manageable, some will not. But this is not a personality which is resigned to anything. He’s going to see this through and give it everything he’s got.
10: Do u think Mets can make it all work in regards to the outfield alignment and reported in game/end game plans including Lagares and De Aza ?
11: Can Wilmer succeed as a 'super utility guy'?
Again, anyone in any role can succeed as long as their weaknesses are protected. If Wilmer is platooning with two or three guys on the infield, he can and will produce at the plate and will get plenty of at-bats in such a role.