Its very late and I'm going against my better judgement- but I'll bite.
Ok who is Met Mutt??
Joe is what he is ... has some good points and some not so good.
What we need to do is fire the whole coaching staff ...
Never have so few been so bad at what they are suppose to do.
If I were the owner I would seriously be considering getting a new GM.It would be nice if Andrew could get Joe some guys who can actually playthe game ... at least marginally.
Andrew's batting average on players is below the Mendoza line ... Keppinger was a good addition. He can hit and play a lot of positions. You need guys like him to win.
Not keeping Kotchman was beyond stupid. Kotchman can catch the ball and put the ball in play at the plate ... None of the present players except forKeppinger can do that.
Conditioning in spring training was none existent ... You cannot play 162 gameschedule if you a not in shape. Insanity should be on the list for ALL players tocomplete before they come to spring training next year.
We have way to many NON-HITTERS on the team ... They swing at everythingand strike out way too much. And everyone pitches around Pena, because noone following him in the lineup can hit the ball. Kind of reminds me of when DaveWinfield played for the Padres. The only time he ever saw a good pitch to hit waswhen the pitcher made a mistake. He'd go a month without seeing a good pitchto hit because everyone pitched around him.
There is a huge difference between knowing how to play the game and knowing how to play the game to win.
No team can win it all without at least 2 good catchers at least one who can hit.250 and a good CF. We are lacking at both positions. Upton needs to play RF,Jennings needs to play CF. LF can be mix or match depending on who is pitchingfor the opposition.
Andrew needs to go on a shopping spree soon, or we will be heading south in thestandings pretty quick.