Discussion in 'New York Mets' started by Nasty_Magician, Nov 11, 2016.
Dude might have a future career on the rodeo circuit.
I was hoping the Mets would kick the tires on this dude. Hopefully he bottoms out and it's no big loss.
Cincinnati Reds sign Japanese outfielder Shogo Akiyama to a 3-year, $21 million contract
Meh....I'm okay with passing on him.
Many of those Japanese players are unproven unknown entities when it comes to playing over here in the big leagues where the pitching and fielding is far superior, along with getting adjusted to a new culture, and the constant drudgery of longer travel for 6+ months during the season...and it takes a special kind of diamond in the rough player to make that transition work.
I'm sure he possesses the basic tool to succeed, but it's a crap shoot for the most part.
Once in a while you'll hit pay dirt, but that's pretty much been few and far between as history has shown over the last 15-25 yrs or so.
If he pans out for Cincy, then more power to them and him.
Just gonna leave this here..b/c Carlos Beltran was mentioned.
MLB comes down hard on Houston....and perhaps Boston.
Astros' Luhnow, Hinch fired after MLB gives ban
Some aftermath follow ups...
Mets' Carlos Beltran named in MLB report but will not be suspended as part of Astros' sign-stealing scandal
Carlos Beltrán skated on the sign-stealing scandal . . . but just barely - HardballTalk | NBC Sports
Cora is gone too.
Cora out as Red Sox manager following scandals
If (and I don't think we should) we drop Beltran, what next? See if Perez is still available?
I don't think it'll come to that drastic of a turn, but who knows.....we're living in very strange times right now.
Maybe some type of public apology with a show of contrition will do?
Well, I'm disappointed. Let's see where we go from here. Wouldn't be shocked to see Terry come back but hope they have someone lined up.
Oh well...he and the front office decided to do what is right for the team by not becoming a distraction....and for the game of baseball, moving forward.
Why Carlos Beltran is out before his first game as Mets manager
Mets agree to part ways with manager Beltran
The Mets FO should consider going with hitting coach Chili Davis for the interim...imho.
Btw: Only 70 days to go until Opening Day.
Maybe Fonzi will get another look now??
Article from October:
Mets are not renewing contract of Brooklyn Cyclones manager Edgardo Alfonzo
*He's currently serving a role of team ambassador.
I've forgotten about Luis Rojas (whom I wouldn't mind at all), but they also need to add a few names..ie: (E. Alfonzo & C. Davis ) to their internal list of candidates for mgr. possibilities imho....
Leading candidates in Mets manager search
Meanwhile....some better news....life goes on.
How Mets' Opening Day roster is shaping up
Mets change spring address to honor Piazza
Pretty much a given....lol....
Please...Just say no....sheeeesh.....
This is the way to go imho....
Luis Rojas it is. Everyone seems to like him, it doesn't do much for me one way or another, hopefully he's competent.
Also, not a bad depth piece to have around.
• Mets hire 'respected' Rojas as new manager
• GM: Mets close to naming Rojas new manager
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