Found May 25, 2012 on BigAppleMetsTalk:

1. I’m not sure how I feel about the news of Ike not being demoted.  I really like Ike, but aside from his high prospect status and success in the minor leagues, he has not yet earned his stripes in the Majors. Bay has been no star by any means, and maybe that played into the decision to keep Ike around. I’m just not sure keeping him here is helpful to the club and to Ike. He needs to get away and focus on what the issues really are and the minors is the place to do that.

2. Frank Francisco has rebounded recently. I am still a bit neverous when he enters the game, but he has been getting the job done. He reminds me a poor mans Frankie Rodriguez in that he has a high traffic rate, but not the same kind of stuff Krod has. Krod can get out of jams easier with his devastating change up and curveball combination. Francisco relies heavily on his fastball and an occasional splitter, but not much else.

3. David Wright is the machine that just keep on hitting. I don’t expect him to hit .400, but it sure is exciting while it lasts. He has to go into a major slump for his average to take a significant nose dive towards .300. The fact that he is still hitting .400 two months into the season points to a very high average year for David. Don’t be surprised if he ends the year hitting .340.

4. I never thought I would say I am happy Jason Bay is coming back. Bay was starting to come around before his injury. He provides another right handed presence in the lineup with that sorely need right now. His return might be able to help soften the blow of Ike not hitting yet. Hopefully Jason can pick up where he left off before his injury and not from where he was last season.

5. I am pleasantly surprised at where the team is two months into the season. It’s been great and I hope it continues because it will be a fun summer if it does. The team is playing exciting baseball and have been winning despite the injuries to Bay, Tejada, Thole and Pelfrey. Santana still has just 1 win and yet we keep fighting. I hope that means we will get better when we start to get some of these guys back. All we ask is for some competitive and exciting baseball to watch this summer. We have no delusions of a championship in 2012, but it would sure be nice to be able to root for something in September again.


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