Found March 06, 2013 on Taking Bad Schotz:
For this upcoming season, the New York Mets are projected to have a starting outfield consisting of Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis and Mike Baxter. Last season, none of these players had a batting average above .265, and they hit 25 home runs combined. It is clear that there is a lot of work to be done with these three. Photo Credit: ADAM HUNGER/Reuters However, while it is one thing for the public to make fun of this far-from-stellar trio, I do not think it’s appropriate for Mets GM Sandy Alderson to make jokes about them, even if the jokes were lighthearted. In November, Alderson was asked this whether outfield would be his top priority in the offseason. Alderson answered ““Outfield? What outfield? We’re probably gonna have to bring the fences in another 150 feet!” While I did not want Alderson to say that this is a top outfield in the league (it’s clearly not), it doesn’t do any good to let players know that their general manager does not believe in them. When people in positions...
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