Official MLB Thread - Part VII
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12-15-2012, 08:10 PM
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Matt Harvey looked like everything and more he was hyped up to be this year on his call up. I fully expect him to be an anchor of this lineup. You're not giving Wright enough credit. Good teams win with players like him. He was the leader last year and is the leader for the future. They're going in the right direction and I know Dickey isn't the popular move but it's the right move. The Mets aren't as bad as they look and Alderson has them looking good for the future in my eyes.
edit: I know the bullpen and outfield isn't the greatest but the team is young and improving. Good teams win with young core that improves each year. The Giants are a perfect example of that. I know that's an extreme but it's a possibility.
Harvey was great, but you have to temper future projections based on the guys first time around the league. It's pretty typical for a guy to come up and succeed at first when the league doesn't know anything about him. Then the book gets written and the rookie has to adjust. So we'll see with Harvey, but I think it's premature to cast him as RA "Cy Young" Dickey's replacement as ace and anchor of the staff.
Yeah, Wright is the perfect role player on a good team. That's what he did for us when were good. He's never going to lead a team, he's just not good enough. We saw him struggle massively in that position. He would be perfect for a team that needs that one more bat in the lineup. He won't lead us to anything, and that's partially why I'm pessimistic about the immediate future. I like Alderson generally though. I just think it'll take more time than people want to believe.
The bullpen stinks. So does the outfield. So does the infield for that matter, albeit less so.
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