In Doug’s Dugout today, we simply vent (mostly about Jason Bay and management).
Something is rotten in Denmark, my fellow furry Mets fans. Suddenly, since the second half bell rang, the Mets hierarchy (i.e. Sandy Alderson) has demoted multiple (young) Mets outfielders with the regularity of a Jason Bay strikeout. What in the heck is going on here?
Allow me to enlighten you: Remember when Alderson and manager Terry Collins proclaimed that salary would not be a factor when he came to divvying-up playing time for the outfielders? Or was I dreaming when that was declared?
Mets’ management’s stance was a noble one and right on the mark. However, they have un-pitched that tent solely with their actions. While sending down Lucas Duda and Kirk Nieuwenhuis has merits, (they have both struggled mightily-but is it their fault this team is overloaded with lefty hitters?) keeping the current left-fielder awash in at-bats is NOT.
How can you justify sending Bay out there day-after-pitiful day and...