Note: GMJ Has NOT Been Good

“Coming out of spring we were able to give Gary Matthews Jr. a lot of at-bats consecutively, give him a couple of days here and there… Once the season starts you get that opportunity, but if there are no results you just go in a different direction.”

~ Jerry Manuel, as quoted by the New York Post.

…he’s terrible at the plate… i mean, he and i have the same number of hits over the last two weeks, and i don’t play for the Mets… he is so frustrating… i’ve said it before, but, when he takes batting practice or shags flyballs it looks like he should be the best player on the field… then the lights go on and he’s habitually one step behind…

…the thing about matthews that is most concerning is, let’s say Carlos Beltran suffers a set back, what happens if Angel Pagan gets hurt, which is not totally out of the realm of possibility since he’s been rather prone to injury throughout his career… Fernando Martinez is clearly not able to handle center field in Citi Field

…it’s a shame, because the position side of the roster would look totally different with beltran and Daniel Murphy on the team… in that scenario, muprhy replaces Frank Catalanotto as the utility guy, pagan becomes a fourth outfielder, Jose Reyes returns to batting leadoff, the outfield defense is tighter and matthews is probably not on the team… it’s amazing what one delayed rehab can do to a roster

Matthews Jr. has just five hits in 41 plate appearances this season, during which he has struck out more than a third of the time.

By the way, in a report for the Boston Globe, Nick Cafardo says the Blue Jays are likely to listen to offers for centerfielder Vernon Wells, who is batting .308 with eight HR and 18 RBI.

Of course, the 31–year-old Wells is due $63 million over the next three seasons.




10 comments
AdamZagoria
AdamZagoria

@johnschuhmann I think the question is, "What's the point of what the Knicks are doing?" and who's in on the plan.

tifoso6
tifoso6

Who cares about the Sixers.  I care about the Knicks.   Can you tell me what is happening with Bargnani.  His salary is thirteen million and he has not played this season.  Is he injured or is a trade in the works.

hosket
hosket

it's like re arranging the deck chairs on the titanic....but I'm confident with all the wheeling and dealing Phil will be doing....they will get a couple #2 picks.......maybe a #1 but it will be low....so there will be young bodies coming in and there will be some talent but....Philly will have the #1's and #2's that will count.....

Philly being Philly.......stock pile away....who cares.

Just about every team in the league has its share of young talent. The Knicks just might be at the bottom of the list. They better hope a few marque free agents jump on board next summer ... or its going to be a long 2015-2016 season with no #1 draft pick.

rico
rico

why bother worrying about what is going on with another team when theres plenty to worry about with our own?

edb7777
edb7777

Difference is we already have our harden level star and just need to build around that. Philly still has to find that guy.

1harris1
1harris1

It's a question that can't be answered now. Check back after next summer.

johnschuhmann
johnschuhmann

@AdamZagoria Well, Sixers should have one of the brightest futures in the league. 4 Lottery picks last 2 years. Another coming up.