Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 4/11/12
I couldn’t be more thrilled right now with the 4-1 start this team is off to. For a team that was low on expectations, a fast start was critical to establishing a good foundation built on confidence in themselves and the knowledge that they are capable of winning any game when the team executes. That said, I have some deep and abiding concerns… Both Ike Davis and Jason Bay are struggling, but for quite different reasons. In some ways I blame Davis’ slow start on Jason Bay. The Mets’ young first baseman was deservedly tabbed to be the cleanup hitter early on in training camp. It was good decision and one that was fully supported by all the peripherals in his short career. But in addition to battling some timing issues and possibly some fatigue from his Valley Fever diagnosis, the biggest stumbling block could be the unhealthy diet of breaking pitches and changeups he is being dealt thanks in great part to Jason Bay.  So far this season, Davis is only seeing about 25% fastballs at the...
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