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MetsBlog Week in Review: Flores, Hudgens, Lagares and Cali

According to Toby Hyde, if Wilmer Flores can hit roughly .225, with a .300 OBP and .330 SLG, his at bats should cancel out his struggles in the field >> Read More.


If you want Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens fired, give it up, it’s not going to happen, explains Matthew Cerrone >> Read More.


SNY.TV’s Rob Brender traveled to Angels Stadium the other week to profile native-Californians Travis d’Arnaud and Josh Satin return home >> Watch Here.


At a time when nothing seems to be working for the Mets, it’s a comfort to see Juan Lagares take a key position and run with it, Maggie Wiggin explained >> Read More.


The Mets seem to have a boom-and-burn bullpen strategy, which Cerrone says is a cause for concern >> Read More.




27 comments
hashburry
hashburry

Week in review.  Mets can't hit.  Feel free to use every week.

Chapter 7
Chapter 7

Maybe Flores isn't a poor glove, but a below average glove.

eavdr10
eavdr10

Well it's either the philosophy , or it's Hudgens. This is not a knee jerk reaction, the offense has continued to walk less , strikeout more, and hit with less power for the last 4 years. If it's not the philosophy, then it's the players that were put here, if it's not the players then Hudgens is not translating it correctly. Either way somebody or something needs to change.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

After watching last night's game, it is apparent that the Mets hitting philosophy sucks. Satin had opportunities to hit balls smack dab in the middle of the plate on the first pitch, he stood there watching. What the hell is he waiting for? The idea is to move runners on the base path and not strike out swinging at bad pitches. It is not just Satin but he is a good example of what does not work for our club.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Geez, Matthew - get off Flores' case with Toby's statistical mumbo jumbo.  Flores will hit.  He will hit better than .225.  Why not an article about how he performed last night, instead of stacking things against him, statistically, and reminding everyone of his supposed shortcomings.  Last night Wilmer Flores went 2-5 and had a decent night in the field ... and get this:  It wasn't even a good night for him, as he left runners on in his outs.  "Last night, Wilmer Flores' defense was a non-issue, and on a bad night at bat, he still went 2-5."  There's your story.

Gay S. Quitsch
Gay S. Quitsch

Hey Met fans GREAT NEWS...... Football Season is 116 days away! GQ

pepperniko
pepperniko

Every game Eric Young hasn't played the Mets have lost. The one game he was in- Sunday, the mets won

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

"According to Toby Hyde, if Wilmer Flores can hit roughly .225, with a .300 OBP and .330 SLG, his at bats should cancel out his struggles in the field"

I have massive questions on that. Are you setting it equal to Tejada or an average SS? If it's an average ss you're dead wrong on the analysis.

kretgar
kretgar

It's not the hitting that is the problem.  OR the defense.  If we had more than a junior high school BULLPEN, we'd be leading the NL East!  The Wilpon's just don't get it.  With a bullpen we'd be WINNING. Instead of leaving good arms in the minors because of worries about losing a year of free agency - bring them UP!  With winning, they would make more money in ATTENDANCE than they would lose in a free agency contract - because they would have YEARS of better attendance to make up for it!  


Rich
Rich

Numbers make sense to me. If he puts up those numbers its still a huge improvement over tejada. Flores is a kid let him have the position for the remainder of the season and let's see how he does. This team ain't winning this year when their best hitter never hits in the clutch.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Waiting for the day that Flores becomes the regular first baseman has become more complicated now that Campbell has been called up. Hopefully, Campbell works out. If not, maybe someone in the FO will remember that Flores is 6'3", slow-footed and a natural for the next position waiting for him.

whymets
whymets

Wait what? 225/300/330? That is an absolutely atrocious bat, Hyde should be fired for writing that that would cancel out a poor glove

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

According to Toby Hyde, if Wilmer Flores can hit roughly .225, with a .300 OBP and .330 SLG, his at bats should cancel out his struggles in the field.


So in other words,  poor hitting offsets dreadful defense.  


Words fail.


Only the Mets

Chad Snaider
Chad Snaider

pretty sure flores will hit better than .225 lol

sylow59
sylow59

M how is what Toby said stacking anything against Flores? It's stating a minimum standard, not what he expects.

1harris1
1harris1

@pepperniko Was he in Sunday's game?  I seem to remember that was the day where he got hurt in BP.  He definitely didn't start that day.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

Cheap and stupid.  Always putting the cart before the horse.   

kretgar
kretgar

@Rich This sounds EXACTLY like our comments from last year . . . bring the kids up and let them play because we AIN'T winning this year!  Unfortunately - won't happen.  They're all headed back to the minors SOONER rather than later to keep their "options" available . . .


rico
rico

@Macacawitz  last week flores was the future MVP candidate the next Fonzie, the future face of the mets, 

today you hate him?


damn…tough crowd…and IMPOSSIBLE To please. 

Doubleday
Doubleday

@Macacawitz  Who is Toby Hyde, and why should I even read his posts?  Perhaps Toby Hyde is unnamed source with knowledge about what the front office is thinking.

Macacawitz
Macacawitz

@doubleday  The fan base is upset so you print something like this which casts the kid in an awful light.  Talk about pouring gasoline on the fire. 

rico
rico

@Steven Matregrano @Chad Snaider  first day back in school and you kick dirt in his face. I didn't see Tejada getting ANY hits when they needed them this season let along last night.



kretgar
kretgar

@Steven Matregrano @Chad SnaiderIf he continues to hit 2 for 4 each game - he will get his hits with runners on.  I, for one, would love a .500 hitter in the lineup no matter WHERE he gets them.