A couple days ago, Matt Meyers of ESPN New York highlighted the case for Jhonny Peralta joining the Mets — a rather realistic option looking ahead to next season. It’s fun to think big with names Jose Reyes or Troy Tulowitzki, but the more likely options are names like Peralta or Stephen Drew. Meyers points out how badly we need an upgrade at shortstop:
It’s hard to overstate how bad the Mets’ shortstops were this year, they “hit” .232/.296/.302 and were worth -0.1 wins above replacement, according to FanGraphs.
Peralta, on the other hand, hit .303/.358/.457 for the Tigers this year and was worth 3.6 WAR, per FanGraphs, which ranked sixth in all of baseball despite serving a 50-game suspension for his involvement with the Biogenesis scandal.
Peralta really outclassed our crew of shortshops offensively — and although he’s not the best defensive shortstop, he can pass at the position. This organization doesn’t seem to mind looking into guys with past PED suspensions, considering that ...