Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 12/19/11
Yesterday on Facebook, I shared George Takei’s photo of Confucius which said: Forget about the past, you can’t change it. Forget about the future, you can’t predict it Forget about the present, I didn’t get you one. But I have specific presents that I wish I could give out to the 2012 Mets which would make next season better than the previous three. Here’s what I think these guys really need. Manny Acosta – A bounceback in his ground ball rate. Here are his GB% in the majors, starting with 2007 – 59.6, 53.4, 44.1, 41.7 and 37.1 last year. He’s got a career 46.2 GB% and a return to that number would do wonders for his bottom line. Jason Bay – Last year he had brief streaks where he hit the cover off the ball followed by extended stretches where he could not buy a hit. In 2012, let’s give Bay some consistency, preferably at a much higher level than he’s shown overall in his two seasons with the Mets. Tim Byrdak – It’s hard to come up with a gift for the guy who had everything go
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