Well here we go heading into the final week of spring training and like I said with the bullpen yesterday, there is still a battle to be won at first base between Daniel Murphy and Mike Jacobs. Unfortunately after watching yesterdays game to the Marlins, I have to say that neither man seems to have made a good case for themselves. Jacobs thus far this season in batting .161 with a couple of homers while Danny boy is hitting a buck fifty. Should this concern us this late in spring training? I really don't think so because this is the time of year that players are experimenting with different philosophies at the plate. ( batting stances, trying to pull the ball etc
) So I won't get all worried until after the first month of the season if either players batting average is hovering around the Mendoza line. But still who will win the job? I think ultimately Murphy will be the starting first baseman with either Jacobs or Chris Carter backing him up. Remember Murphy started off fast last season before going into a mid season slump before putting up good numbers in the waning months of the season. If he can just stay focused I think that the hits will come for him - especially if he is surrounded by quality hitters like Francouer. And don't forget if Murphy is not producing by the middle of the season and Ike Davis is tearing up the pitching in AAA, well then Ike will be manning first base while Murph rides the pine. So the question remains " Who's on first?"
And with that said .... HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!
Happy Birthday wishes go out to utility outfielder from the '98 team, Craig Paquette. (1969)One thirds of Generation k - Paul Wilson is 37 . (1973) Mets fans still wonder what could ve been if he, Bill Pulsipher and Jason Isringhausen could have stayed healthy.
New York Mets traded catcher Bill Sudakis to the Texas Rangers for minor league first baseman, Bill McNulty on March 28, 1973.New York Mets traded pitcher Steve Frey to the Montreal Expos for Tom O'Malley and Mark Bailey on March 28, 1989.Atlanta Braves claimed Ruben Gotay of the New York Mets on waivers on March 28, 2008.I'm still not getting why Mets fans were so enamored about him - he was like a slightly better version of Anderson Hernandez
.Florida Marlins signed reserve outfielder Jeff Conine of the New York Mets as a free agent on March 28, 2008.And don't forget while you watch your remaining brackets get busted - There are just 8 Gary Carter Days days until the Mets open the 2010 season against the Florida Marlins at Citi Field.