When all you have is a hand full of nothing you tend to grasp at straws.
This doesn't really bother me to be honest. Provided I don't hear anyone ever say we have a "five tool" player in the organization, I'll be OK.
The Mets have had more five tool bums than anyone in the history of the game.
It always amazed how someone could be a "five tool" player just because they're avg. at everything.
F. Mart was the most recent and best example, imo. The guy was never great at anything really but he was supposed to be a five tool player.
His contact was OK. His power was so-so. His speed was probably above avg. His defense was OK and his arm was never anything all that impressive.
But ask the Mets and he was a five tool player!
Ha ha ... that's a great point.
The Mets have the oldest "kids" I've ever seen. Some people like to say they're "unproven" but I personally feel that they're proven because they're closer to 30 than they are 20 and they're still not MLB ready.
Failure to reach the big game is just as much proof as anything else.
something about wearing the same number. i stopped reading after the first couple of lines..
I skipped past to go to the story where Backman will be our next manager..
F. Mart will be one of those below MLB for life kinds of guys. His career won't even match Jay Peyton's.
Another "five tool" Met.
So in your mind if you compare some of the attributes a player has to another player they are suddenly twins. Most people do these comparisons and are not insinuating that the player are identical in every way.
Why don't you cool your negativity until the guy at least has a chance with us.
I know that the same exact criticisms were hurled when Dickey was signed. I know because I read them on this very forum. Too old, a bust for years, Our savior (facetious), and on and on. Until he pitched and everyone shut up quickly. And some were converted and cried foul when he was traded. Proof that you don't know until they have a chance to show you how good or bad they are.
I have the NY Post open to the article right in front of me. The headline is "The New Nails?". Subhead "Mets' outfielder being compared with gritty Dykstra"
Perhaps you should e-mail Mike Puma.