"I say the bull pen is worse then the outfield."
I strongly disagree. The outfield is bad the BP is unproven. One thing I do like about the BP is there is a ton of depth so we won't have anyone stinking it up for a prolonged period of time like last year, we have a lot relievers and they almost all have minor league options.
i actually think the bullpen will be ok ...not great bc they dont really have an answer at closer....but i think it will actually be substantially better than last year in that we will have a few of the kids step up to some egree
but its hardly going to be a shut down pen...just not bottom 5
You are referring to last years BP that featured Byrdak, Acosta, Batista, etc.
This years bullpen is going to be full of guys who just started shaving last week.
So yes, unproven is the correct word.
It's hard to imagine that the BP can be as bad as the OF.
The Mets have the worst OF in the majors (and probably the minors).
"He needs to be fired."
LOL rethink that statement. You'll find it kind of funny.
(Hint: Look upwards)
Cowgill and Baxter are no better than 4th/5th OFers on any team but the Mets.
There is a chance Duda's bat could come alive, unfortunately he's a 1Bman/DH playing LF. A team can live with his defensive shortcomings if he carries a big stick.
I think the A's have seen enough of him where they wouldn't have let him go for nothing if they thought he's be a good starting OFer. Beane doesn't make a lot of mistakes on guys who aren't due to make much money.
I'm not saying he's not a useful palyer.
He's supposedly a plus corner OF dender, with a plus arm. I read he's a bit slow to play CF. I'm guessing the Mets play him in CF, since their options are limited. In that case, .270, 10 HRs would be OK, but those aren't good numbers for a corner OFer.
"None of these guys have a big enough MLB sample to judge them on yet IMO."
Do you think there is a reason they were not mlb players? Or do you think they are stars who just happened not to be on mlb teams?
Putting guys out there with no experience does not translate to them being better than what we had. There is a higher probability that unproven players will not pan out than that they will be stars.