Not surprisingly, fans of the Mets, as opposed to the Mets organization itself, have some thoughtful and creative thoughts about how to improve the team. Following are some of those ideas as culled from various Mets Facebook Groups.
The reader comments that follow are drawn from reaction to yesterday’s column in which I attempted to lay out a blueprint for how the Mets can reorganize their franchise in a timely manner. All of these are unedited and appear as written, except when links are added to players names. In case you missed the article, it’s reprinted here:
From a Mets Facebook group called, True New York Mets Fans, we get this comprehensive and thought-provoking comment from Bill Snipes:
I agree with going with the young core, INCLUDING most of our starters. (Am not as down on Wheeler because of the lack of run support.) … In the BP a lefty specialist who can no longer get lefties out, and has lost confidence in his best pitch, is useless. The backend is good, especially if Ramos is effective when he returns, although he nibbles and walks guys too much. Familia is still young, and Swarzak is experienced. Sewald and Robles get lit up and should go. Again, give Sandy credit for bringing in a LOT of arms, but many just haven’t worked out. Re-signing Conlon isn’t part of the solution. … So, why not get started (by releasing Reyes if he won’t retire) and use the rest of the season as a foundation for 2019 and beyond?”