Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 5/22/12
Alright, I’ve gone too long without a good rant and after a loss like last night’s stinker against the Bucs, today’s as good a day as any. Let me begin with Andres Torres who has stunk up the joint considerably since his hot week after coming off of the disabled list. Torres is now batting .189 on the season and is 4-42 in his last 11 games started – all of them batting in the leadoff spot. For the season, Torres is batting .132 as the leadoff hitter. For a team that is struggling to score runs, how can Terry Collins continue to feature this 34-year old journeyman at the top of the order and give him more at-bats than any other player on the team day after day? As I said when we first got him in the trade for Pagan, anointing Torres as the leadoff hitter after coming off a season that saw him bat .221 was a terrible idea. The Giants were all set to cut bait with Andres Torres and it was no secret he was about to become homeless before Sandy Alderson and the Mets showed up and saw h...
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