Friday, June 26, 2015

Three Things the Mets Should Do

In their latest road trip, the Mets scored 11 runs in eight games, losing seven of them, going from six games above .500 to being at .500. Except for one game in which they scored four runs, they did not score more than two in any of the other games. In contrast, their three opponents scored 31 runs or almost four times as many. Yet aside from bringing players up from their minor league teams and sending them down to them, the team's been stagnant. But more change is needed. For one, remove Dilson Herrera from the starting lineup: He's hitting .197 and, in today's game, is batting ninth, one of Terry Collins' curious twists. In Herrera's place, turn the minor league turnstile again, and bring up Matt Reynolds from Las Vegas. For another, make Darrell Ceciliani a starting player as the baseball careers of both Cuddyer (age 36) and Granderson (age 34) are on the decline. And third, give serious consideration to also promoting Wally Backman.

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