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With KBO Beginning Play, Mets Fans At Least Have Chris Flexen

South Korea is where we soon hope to be as a country. They have widespread testing, and as a result, they’ve been able to return to normalcy much quicker. They’re even at the point where baseball is soon to return.

Yesterday, the KBO, the Korean Baseball Organization, returned to play with practice games. With these intrasquad games, we can finally see some real baseball being played. Fortunately, some of these games are being streamed on YouTube:

If that pitcher for the Doosan Bears looks familiar, it should. That’s former Mets pitcher Chris Flexen. He would have a scoreless appearance.

Seeing actual baseball and seeing a familiar face pitch is a needed reminder there’s still hope we can all get back to normal. We may not know when, but it can happen, and hopefully, that day will come soon.

Until then, we get to see Flexen. For parts of three seasons, that’s something which would’ve made many Mets fans cringe. Now, seeing Flexen on the mound is hope, and it is something to be enjoyed at least until we get to see Jacob deGrom back on the mound to begin the 2020 season.

40 thoughts on “With KBO Beginning Play, Mets Fans At Least Have Chris Flexen”

  1. David Klein says:

    Lmao hate a star hitter like Davis but love trash like Flexen lmao 🗑

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Davis a “star hitter” is hilarious.

      1. David Klein says:

        Statcast has him as a top twenty hitter in baseball.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          I’d beyond beyond shocked of anyone seriously has him as a top 20 hitter

          1. David Klein says:

            Go to statcast and check out his elite hard hit rate and barrel rate, exit velo and xbabip.

          2. metsdaddy says:

            That’s not the same thing as saying what you incorrectly said

          3. David Klein says:

            Lol you want him to pitch when he’s an incredibly valuable hitter.

          4. metsdaddy says:

            You should read the content of the articles which explains everything

          5. Oldbackstop says:

            ? Who are you talking about, Callaway or BVW?

          6. metsdaddy says:

            Callaway. If there’s a nine game swing, you owe him credit.

          7. Oldbackstop says:

            Ok, JD isn’t a top 20 hitter, what number is he? He hit .345 in the second half following up a AAA batting championship with elite batting velocity and the highest OPS in CitiField history.

            You don’t think he should be a regular in the lineup. This was following six months of mourning the farmers we traded for JD.

            Then you say that we should use JD, who hasn’t pitched in a year, garbage time pitching assignments, risking injury to his arm.

            Now I’m sure you are secretly thrilled anyone is acknowledging your blog after a month of silence. And you are making idiotic comments to spur attention….you don’t care if it is good or bad. If it is bad you dismiss it as trolling. The whole site is trolling.

          8. metsdaddy says:

            No, I don’t think a guy who doesn’t even know how to use gloves in the winter should play everyday. To that end, since he’s here, we need to find some utility for him when his luck runs completely out and baseball stops using the superball.

      2. Oldbackstop says:

        Davis had the highest batting average in the NL in the second half and the highest OPS in the history of CitiField. You harping on his defense doesn’t mean he wasn’t clearly a star hitter.

        Which is obvious to everyone.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          Glad to see you’re just making stuff up like Davis led the league in batting average in the second half.

          In the end, that’s how tenuous the case for Davis is. People have to ignore 150 years of data and make stuff up to build him up to be something he isn’t.

  2. David Klein says:

    Where’s oldbackstop? Did you ban him? Never got tired of him owning you.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Didn’t ban him, and not once has he “owned me.”

  3. David Klein says:

    You once said the league was figuring out Alonso and Dom >>> Alonso. Also- you thought Callaway was a good manager- 🤣

    1. metsdaddy says:

      1. They did figure him out, and Alonso adjusted.

      2. I did think Dom was better than Pete, and there’s still time for that to be proven correct.

      3. I never said Callaway was a good manager

      1. David Klein says:

        You argued with me for months over Callaway stop lying you didn’t want the dummy to be fired and defended his imbecilic moves

        1. metsdaddy says:

          Do you even know what words mean? Seriously?

          You use one word, and then you try a gotcha using something which has nothing to do with what you just said.

  4. Oldbackstop says:

    Ha….my interest in battering MD waned when I found the article from last year when he said the Mets should have put Alonso and Dom in a trade he propsed for Cano and take back all Cano’s salary. MD replied that in his plan we would have gotten Mitch Haniger back as well….who was hurt in 2019 and didn’t hit his weight when he did play.

    Meanwhile, no matter what positives were said about BVW, (nine game improvement, getting JD) MD would fall back on how BVW got owned in the Cano trade.

    The hypocrisy was just laughable, his inability to maturely admit his past poor judgement was just…..sad. If some of you guys hung around to laugh at him with me, it would have been worth it to stay active.

    Now he is writing about coloring books for 5 year-olds, so everything finds its level.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Ahh yes, your interest waned so much you were trolling posts earlier in the week dealing with non-Mets subjects.

      As for the “hypocrisy,” admit you’re trolling or say Callaway shouldn’t be fired because of the “nine game swing.”

  5. oldbackstop says:

    @David Klein:

    Here is MD’s proposal BEFORE BVW made the Cano trade MD has howled about for a year:

    Pete Alonso
    Gimenez
    Dom Smithdisastrous 2019 season)
    Jay Bruce
    Jason Vargas

    for Cano (no dollars coming back)
    Diz (we know how that looked)
    Haniger (disastrous 2019 season)

    Will he deny it? Here is MD’s article:

    “If the Mariners like Peter Alonso or Andres Gimenez, they could acquire one of Haniger or Diaz, but not both.
    That is unless the Mets get creative.
    If you create a list of the most untradeable contracts in baseball, you will see Albert Pujols, Chris Davis, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Robinson Cano. Moving Cano is made all the more difficult by his no-trade clause. Add his steroid suspension last year, and it would be completely and utterly shocking to see the Mariners trade Cano.
    That doesn’t meant they’re not trying. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports the Mariners have contacted both the Mets and Yankees about taking on Cano’s contract. In the article, it was revealed the Mariners were not willing to take back Ellsbury in the deal.
    Considering the Mets budget limitations and how they were burned by the David Wright and now Yoenis Cespedes contracts, it’d be shocking to see the team take on Cano’s contract, and that is before you consider all of his red flags. At 36, he still has five years $120 million on his deal. None of this should mean Cano should be off the table for the Mets.
    The Mets do have some bad contracts of their own. For example, Jay Bruce is owed $28 million over the next two years. Jason Vargas is owed $8 million next year with a $2 million buy out should the Mets not pick up his $8 million option. You could certainly argue Cano would be much more productive than Bruce and Vargas combined. Still, that leaves you assuming four years and $96 million. The Mets would really have to be enticed to take that on from the Mariners.
    Haniger and Diaz would be awfully enticing.
    If you look at it through the prism of five years $120 million for Cano, you would not do that deal. However, five years and roughly $170 for Cano, Haniger, and Diaz doesn’t look too bad. That’s roughly $11 million per year per player. That’s certainly fair value for those players.
    Dumping some contracts like Bruce and Vargas could make it more palatable. It could also reduce the perspective prospect cost. Right off the bat, you could offer Alonso, Gimenez, and Dominic Smith. That’s a pretty decent haul, and it could prevent the team from having to have to part with another big piece.”
    ========================

    Now, MD has bashed BVW’s WILDLY better deal so often it is practically his mission statement.

    Let’s see him own this?

    1. metsdaddy says:

      The deal BVW struck was worse because he didn’t get Haniger, depleted the pitching depth, and he wouldn’t have given up Kelenic.

      1. Oldbackstop says:

        ****You two really got me with these made up facts and made up things you thought I said but didn’t.****

        Let’s see…I posted your EXACT words when you proposed the Cano trade. You have spent the past year bashing Cano and Diaz… who you wanted. Your key was Haniger…a 28 year old who missed 100 games in 2019 and batted .220 when he was able to answer the bell, and who starts arb next year….and a corner outfielder to boot, which we need like a hole in the head. And your key logic was we would take all of Cano’s salary…..no tens of millions coming back. Each of the three guys you wanted had the WORST YEAR of their career in 2019. Nice forecasting, Mr. Self-proclaimed analyst.

        In return, let’s see you give back three guys with years of cheap team control….Alonso Rookie of The Year), Dom (your new favorite player) and Gimenez, all of who you have gushed over the past year. Correct me if I’m wrong, but were those the top three prospects in the Mets system? Three of the top five? Your plan was to give back Bruce….who had a solid 2019 and a short term salary obligation, and Vargas, who had one year left and was the best number five pitcher in baseball over the half season before he was traded. Maybe the best four. But let’s not argue about that, because you’ll just do your lazy punk trick and pick that fragment out to dissect. Let’s say Vargas was hurt the whole year and cost us 12 mil.

        Despite giving away our top three prospects, your only stated gripe was that we lost Kelenic….a guy who might be great, but barely had played A ball at the time of the trade.

        Do you see how… let’s see, I can’t say retarded….how mentally-challenged you look to the world?

        1. metsdaddy says:

          I’m not going to do what you classify as a lazy punk trick because it’s become pointless to highlight the flaws in what you say.

          You come here solely to troll, and because you can’t argue with what I actually say, you make stuff up constantly.

          So, please reply to this with whatever nonsense you believe I just said.

  6. Oldbackstop says:

    Oh by the way, there is the normal mancrush/ young boy infatuation on Flexen here.

    Flexen’s ERA in the majors was 8.07, with a pretty decent look given a 3-11 record. He had a 4.47 ERA at AAA. He was well back in any competition for starts in the Queens.

    He was DFA’d and apparently 29 teams collectively said “nahhhhh….”

    Yet the above career should have us on the edge of the couch waxing nostalgically.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      I forgot how you don’t like to watch baseball. It’s almost how much you hate living in a world of facts.

  7. Oldbackstop says:

    What a bizarre defense. MD says the league will figure JD out and he will fade. Then he says “Well, the league did, but then JD adjusted.” Like that makes MD a great prognosticator.

    And when did this great “figuring out” happen? From May on, JD doesn’t have a month below. 295 BA or an OPS below .881, and the other months are far above those figures.

    I guess some pitcher figured him out in the second inning, then JD adjusted in the 6th.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Do these conversations just take place in your head?

      1. David Klein says:

        Another day another battering of Metsdaddy smh.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          You two really got me with these made up facts and made up things you thought I said but didn’t.

        2. David Klein says:

          Wait he said pitchers figured JD out but got lucky? Lmao

          1. metsdaddy says:

            Please tell me what else I’ve said since you guys continue to argue with things I’ve never posted anywhere

        3. Oldbackstop says:

          @David Klein….His proposed Cano trade…..ROFL. It isn’t that he proposed it……it is that he STILL DEFENDS IT. ROFL!

          Never mind everyone else he threw in, nobody would do Alonso for Cano/Diaz/Haniger right now.

          Waddamaroon….

          1. metsdaddy says:

            The man who makes up facts and either misstates or completely makes up things I say wants to attack me.

            Good work.

          2. Oldbackstop says:

            You know what, I’m going to withdraw the above where I said Alonso had the best second half batting average in the NL. I saw it somewhere, but didn’t check it out and I can’t see an easy way to do it so I’m going to just assume it is wrong….an admission that has never been offered in the history of this blog.

            However….and these are approximate….

            Jd was 30 points above Rosario
            He was 70 points above McNeil
            He was 70 points above Conforto
            He was 100 points above Alonso
            He was 120 points above Nimmo
            He was 65 points above Cano
            =======

            And you don’t want him in the starting lineup.

            Waddamaroon…..

          3. metsdaddy says:

            You can’t even keep up your lies.

          4. Oldbackstop says:

            “”””1. They did figure him out, and Alonso adjusted.

            2. I did think Dom was better than Pete, and there’s still time for that to be proven correct.”””””

            MD never said any of this !!!!

            You put his own words in front of him, and he denies it. What a shining example of sterling character. I wonder what happens at the MD house when a vase breaks?

          5. metsdaddy says:

            You keep bouncing back and forth between names, so it’s hard to keep track of what lies about what players you’re trying to push.

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