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Looks like it might be a light day for The Morning Report.
It looks like third base is going to get interesting.
David Wright’s back reared its ugly… err… back yesterday, shutting him down for at least one game. My guess this is just the beginning of a much bigger problem that will develop this season.
The lineup had to be changed a few hours prior to the start of Tuesday’s game and one would have thought that the obvious choice to play third would have been Eric Campbell, but Campbell was already in the lineup scheduled to replace Lucas Duda for reasons unexplained.
Now, one would think if there was nothing wrong with Duda, he could have been slotted into the lineup and Campbell could be moved to third. Instead, Matt Reynolds made his debut at third base.
Folks, my guess Sandy Alderson is on the phone looking for a solution to this problem. I don’t see a solution for a Wright fill in on the Las Vegas roster and, though I wish Reynolds all the success in the world, this team just may need a new reserved infielder that can play third base.
I was thinking about the recent baseball fight, and waiting for the suspensions to come down, and I don’t understand the desire of most fans for Odor to get the biggest suspension. A fight is a fight and it shouldn’t matter if someone throws a punch and it happens to land squarely on the face of another player. Would you award less of a suspension for a bitch slap?
There’s a rumor going around that the Chicago Cubs are putting together a five player prospect offer for the services of Mike Trout. Should the Mets do this, or could they even do this? Does our system even have five quality prospects left right now for this kind of offer?
Trivia Question – Who was the first New York Met to hit a walk-off home run? Hint… ask ‘Hobie’.
Ruben Tejada is hitting .167 with the Cardinals and has a lower OPS than Matt Harvey and Steven Matz
A nice article on Milwaukee Brewers outfield Kirk Nieuwenhuis… http://www.jsonline.com/sports/brewers/get-to-know-brewers-outfielder-kirk-nieuwenhuis-b99725893z1-379665851.html
Why would the Atlanta Braves fire manager Fredi Gonzalez now after they gutted the team of most of the talent?
Baseball Wise @Baseball_Wise - Fredi Gonzalez dismissed. A good lesson in life, when your GM takes all of your players, quit before he makes you look stupid
OF Patrick Biondi was added to the St. Lucie Mets
Raphael Ramirez placed back on Brooklyn’s roster
Brian P. Mangan - Former Mets prospect Michael Fulmer (traded for Cespedes) with a 10.2 K/9 but ugly 6.52 ERA/4.91 FIP in 19.1 MLB innings so far.
Mets gave Daniel Murphy his NL championship ring and Sandy Alderson told him that without him "none of us would be wearing that ring today."