Saturday, January 21, 2012
Out of the mouths of babes...
This morning, I had a Twitter conversation with some Met fans. We discussed the above. We also discussed the recent rumor (or revived rumor) of Turner to Colorado for Eric Young Jr. I say do this before the Rockies come to their senses. If I understand correctly, they're willing to trade a young, speedy 2B (who can play the OF) for a guy who (love his Twitter account or not) is essentially a backup? And this would mean we won't have Murphy learning 2B on the big-league level, we'd replace the speed at the top, and strengthen the bench by having Murphy on it. All of this costs....Justin Turner? Are you freakin' kidding me? Do it NOW! Yes, Young has limited power, and slaps at the ball like a young Castillo. Recall that a young Castillo was a stolen base threat, an excellent defender, and an all star. Nothing wrong with that. Part of the Twitter chat was why not use Turner to get pitching. I agree, but if this deal is out there, it needs to happen. It helps in too many ways.
So it looks like Josh Lewin (formerly of the Rangers broadcast team) will replace Wayne Hagin in the booth. Good. I'd be happy with Fran Dresser in the booth instead of Hagin. He was just plain awful. He was 5 seconds behind the action. You'd hear a crowd reaction, then he would try to recreate the play from the beginning, over the crowd noise. It was maddening. Bye, Wayne.
About 4 weeks until Ps and Cs. My enthusiasm is not quite where it usually is, but I hope it gets there. I'm caught up in the whole financial mess. It hurts knowing that if they're competitive, they may not be willing to spend in-season for talent. Kind of feels like a punch in the gut. But it's baseball, and we're talking about it.