Pass on Pudge

Despite some whispers of interest I hope the Mets don’t actually sign Pudge. 

No one disputes his offensive impact would be minimal but if the Met team is jettisoning star veterans for youth I’d prefer to do the same at catcher.

Standard baseball logic would prefer a veteran backstop to mentor the kid. In most cases that’s definitely the right move, but we still don’t know if Thole will be the starter in 2013.

So why not let Nickeas get those AB’s and soak it up in the bigs? Lets see what he’s got… 

If there was ever a season to go with 2 kids behind the plate this is it. 

7 Responses to “Pass on Pudge”

  1. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    BMF I am total agreement with you on this. I am actually surprised that this would even be considered, and I doubt the Mets were really serious.

    Let go with the kids and take our lumps for the next 1-2 years as get get rid of the bad contracts and trade off (David Wright) any high priced veterens.

  2. Met_Maven Says:

    Good call by the Wilpons / Alderson / Sparky the janitor or whoever convinced the powers that be not to go this route. While he would be a good addition as a veteran leader to help the young staff, he is not what the team needs now. Let the kids play and grow. We’re not close to contending to why add an unnecessary piece. 36 Days till Opening day! Can’t wait for baseball to begin, eve if it is a sub-par year! Any baseball is better than no baseball!

    LETS GO METS GO!

  3. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    USA Today ranks the Mets #24not in peer rankings. That means there are six teams crappier tan us!

  4. ACE Says:

    #24!! Art Shamsky and Willie Mays. Could be a good omen.

  5. CowCrusher Says:

    Interesting article in the WSJ
    SB10001424052970203986604577255742039564100.html

    HUMBLING to say the least

  6. CowCrusher Says:

    Ok, that did not work….I will try again

  7. CowCrusher Says:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970203986604577255742039564100.html?mod=WSJ_NY_Sports_LEFTTopStories

    That should work

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