Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 6/22/14
Looking over the stats, the Mets had one of the better offensive clubs in the National League, but also put together just about the worst pitching staff. With everyone speculating every which way to acquire pitching while re-signing Jose Reyes, I say: If the Mets really need pitching THAT badly -which they do-, why not let Reyes walk and sign C.J. Wilson instead? The Mets managed to finish sixth in the National League in runs scored with 718 in 2011. To put that figure into perspective, the Phillies scored 713 runs this year. The Amazin’s led the league in walks and were second only to the Cardinals in AVG, OBP and hits. They managed to do this without Ike Davis, and missing Wright and Beltran for half the year. Now with a healthy Ike Davis and David Wright, a full year out of Lucas Duda, and the fences being brought in, the need for a batter is not the most pressing concern. On the other side of things, the Mets pitching left much to be desired. They finished 13th in the NL in ERA,

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