2018 New York Mets season thread



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Mets look solid early. Could make a playoff run.

Cespedes is a beast and I like the Frazier signing. Key will be the starters other than Degrom and Syndergaard and the bullpen.
 

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Mets look solid early. Could make a playoff run.

Cespedes is a beast and I like the Frazier signing. Key will be the starters other than Degrom and Syndergaard and the bullpen.
The Nats are going to be a tough out. The series starting today should be telling.
 

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Nats are a different level on paper but never know....long season.
Yeah, I hate to root for injuries to other teams, but...on a similar note, I feel like that's how the rest of the AL East must feel about dealing with the Yankees batting lineup. Just filthy having to pitch to Stanton and Judge right out of the gates.
 
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Yeah, I hate to root for injuries to other teams, but...on a similar note, I feel like that's how the rest of the AL East must feel about dealing with the Yankees batting lineup. Just filthy having to pitch to Stanton and Judge right out of the gates.
Yankees lineup is ridiculous, especially with a healthy Bird. There potential bugaboo is starting pitching after Severino. But even that potential shortcoming is saved by fact their strong pen means starter only needs to go 6 innings. Tough team to beat ...
 
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I keep reminding myself that it's early so I'm trying not to get too excited, but banking series wins against the Nats and Phils is a great start. Middle relief has been huge.
Lugo as the long man has been a revelation. Wheeler gets a start this week, hopefully he does well and Seth stays where he's at.
 

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Lugo as the long man has been a revelation. Wheeler gets a start this week, hopefully he does well and Seth stays where he's at.
Lugo has been the MVP so far.
 

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Lugo as the long man has been a revelation. Wheeler gets a start this week, hopefully he does well and Seth stays where he's at.
having a guy who can go awhile and bail games out of tight spots is not only heaven sent - shades of Darren Oliver - but also critical for a questionable or otherwise unreliable rotation health wise. Harvey is looking like a guy who will go 5 at most (too early in season to say) so having guys like him and Gsellman - alongside a manager who actually knows how to use them - is such a positive change
 

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Hard to question the hiring of Callaway so far, huh?
I haven't agreed with all of his moves, but most of them I have, and even the ones I haven't agreed with seem to have worked. The biggest thing is all of the bullpen pieces seem to embrace their new roles and aren't worried about being locked into a specific inning. Lugo and Gsellman in particular have been outstanding and could vault our bullpen into one of the best in baseball.
 

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It’s the pen. They certainly are not tearing the cover off the ball. Good lord, the hapless twins behind the plate. Cal will get tited of TDA’s uselessness, especially on defense.
 

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I went from "this team is amazing" to "this team stinks" to "I'm blown away by their fight" all in the span of nine innings

All-too-early take: they need to pick up a C this June/July
 
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I went from "this team is amazing" to "this team stinks" to "I'm blown away by their fight" all in the span of nine innings

All-too-early take: they need to pick up a C this June/July
I think they'll be okay with the combined numbers of Plawecki and Darnaud. I mean if you could pick up a huge upgrade you do it, but otherwise they're keeping these guys fresh alternating them. A different approach to the "everyday catcher" sacred cow.
 

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I think they'll be okay with the combined numbers of Plawecki and Darnaud. I mean if you could pick up a huge upgrade you do it, but otherwise they're keeping these guys fresh alternating them. A different approach to the "everyday catcher" sacred cow.
it's not the offensive business i'm worried about. in the first ten games (going back years as well) teams basically have had an automatic go sign if they have a guy on first with even moderate speed
 

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I think they'll be okay with the combined numbers of Plawecki and Darnaud. I mean if you could pick up a huge upgrade you do it, but otherwise they're keeping these guys fresh alternating them. A different approach to the "everyday catcher" sacred cow.
apparently C prospect Tomas Nido on his way to Miami tonight...unsure what it means
 

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Guess who I was talking about two years ago?

The guy is an above-average offensive catcher when healthy, but he's a china doll who has already spent too much time injured. And he has a rag arm so every walk and single is an instant double, meaning a man in scoring position. That, to me, is not what I envision for a MLB catcher.
 

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