prolific96 wrote: Battery wrote: HarthorneWingo wrote:
Probably Jeffy. Problem is that if Sandy goes, then the Wilpons will hire some flunky "yes" man who Jeff will run over. Jeff is the Mets version of Dolan. In each case we need a strong competent GM to keep them away from the team.
But I agree, I wouldn't mind a change from Sandy.
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Sandy has done such a poor job with the farm system, something that I value the most. He lucked into Cespedes and he has a good young pitching staff backed by the worst defensive team the Mets have ever fielded. d'Arnaud is a joke defensively.
I'm also still butthurt over the way he treated Backman who I really like. I don't really care either way about yes-man Terry but I always wanted Wally to be the manager.
I completely agree with you about Jeffy, although nobody can top Dolan for incompetence.
The minors is devoid of quality position players. Its funny how Sandy values homers and obp yet we lack both in the minors. I still think a lot of it falls on the Coupons. The Mets have historically been quiet on the international scene and overall reluctant to pay over slot in the draft.
But like you I really enjoy the intricacies of the national league game and wouldn't mind a change in philosophy.
It's not like we hate home runs, but it seems that Sandy's entire philosophy revolves around it. I like teams to be well-rounded. If I was the GM every position player would have to be good in the field. It is a HUGE part of the game, one that has been overlooked by Sandy. What good is a home run when your team gives it right back because your fielding is atrocious??
He gives 17 million to Neil Walker who everyone knew was going to get hurt. That money could have been spent on the international market. His bullpen choices are terrible and it seems like everyone we bring up has mediocre stuff.
Guess I'm just tired of watching the all or nothing approach. If we liked home run ball then we would have been Yankees fans. I never praise the Yankees for anything, but one thing I do admire which Cashman did last year was focus on the bullpen when he realized his starters were not going to be good. Sandy is so damn predictable with everything he does. Cespedes really saved his butt and as you know, he was Sandy's last choice.
There's so much to discuss with the Mets because every part of the organization has failed this season.