Posted by Richard Herr at 12:00 PM
With spring training halfway started with pitchers and catchers, I find myself putting together a wish list for the Mets for this coming year. So here’s what I wish.
I wish - that Jeurys Familia finds his peace and tranquility--except of course, when he’s pitching. He can be as nasty as he wants to be then.
I wish - that Zack Wheeler heals and starts pitching again. Wherever that may be. Let’s not worry about whether it’s in the rotation or the bullpen, just so long as it’s in the land of healthy.
I wish - that Matt Harvey comes back to his old self, that means with the fire streaming out of his nostrils.
I wish - that Steven Matz stays healthy all through the year.
I wish - that Jacob deGrom gets back to being Jacob deGrom.
I wish - that Josh Edgin regains his fastball after the surgery.
I wish - that Noah Syndergaard---never mind, I don’t think there’s anything I need to wish for here.
I wish - that Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo continue what they were doing, only over a larger sample.
I wish - that Travis d’Arnaud takes over 1.) calling the game, 2.) throwing 3.) hitting.
I wish - that the Dude confidently hits to all fields.
I wish - that Walker and Cabrera stay healthy and come close to last year’s output.
I wish - David flourishes.
I wish - Wilmer shows them how he can hit
I wish - Jose drinks from that fountain of youth
I wish - Yoenis stays as productive - but he may need a couple more cars.
I wish - Grandy keeps on keeping on
I wish - Lagares lives up to his hitting po
I wish - Jay Bruce becomes a big city boy
I wish - Nimmo shows why he was chosen first
I wish - Terry spreads the load over the whole bullpen.
Whenever Richard Herr isn’t solving all the Mets’ problems, he spends his time writing humorous science fiction novels.
You can see his books at https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Herr/e/B00J5XBKX4.