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20/20 Hindsight: Mets Finally Win A Series

Well, the last place Mets took a series from the first place Marlins. That’s certainly something we never thought would happen in August 2020, but that’s where we are.

1. Andres Gimenez continues to prove he’s a Major Leaguer. When Robinson Cano is ready to return, it’s going to be impossible to pull him from the lineup.

2. If you’ll note, since the Mets have been forced to switch to a vastly superior defensive alignment, they’ve begun winning.

3. As we see that includes getting J.D. Davis out of left where he made you pine for the days of Todd Hundley, Daniel Murphy, and Lucas Duda.

4. Ty Cobb is the MLB all-time MLB leader with a .378 BABIP. Post World War II, Rod Carew is the leader at .359. Simply put, if you’re over those marks, your numbers are not sustainable.

5. On a related note, the Mets embarrass themselves, when they tout average plays as being great plays as part of their endeavoring to make a horrendous GM look somewhat competent.

6. Gimenez shows how great the Mets had been identifying Major League talent in the draft and international free agent market during the Sandy Alderson era.

7. The Mets bullpen had stepped up in August. Part of that is Edwin Diaz returning to his old form. No, it’s not because he’s out of the closer role. It’s because he has great stuff.

8. Seth Lugo needs to be used in the highest leverage spots. That’s not always the ninth, and that’s why he can’t be used as just a closer.

9. Speaking of pitchers with great stuff, Jacob deGrom is the best pitcher in baseball and not even a blister or “hot spot” can get in his way.

10. Tomas Nido has completely outplayed Wilson Ramos this year. You know the Mets will never make the switch, but you do wonder if the Mets will find more spots for Nido.

11. Jared Hughes is one of those players who come along and are a pure joy. Not only has he pitched well, but he’s also shown the ability to laugh at himself. Like the Juan Uribe era, the Jared Hughes era will go down as one of the most enjoyable in Mets history.

12. Even with the juiced ball appearing to return, the Mets offense has looked off all year. That’s most likely the result of their inability to hit with RISP.

13. Pete Alonso struggling doesn’t help either. The frustrating part is every time he appears to break out, he starts slumping again.

14. Mets have been lucky getting serviceable starts from David Peterson. He did it again in this series helping the Mets turn things around.

15. With Michael Wacha going down with a shoulder injury, the question before the Mets is whether Corey Oswalt or Franklyn Kilome can step in the way Peterson has.

16. This further highlights how the Mets desperately need Marcus Stroman back. That was the case when Wacha was “healthy.”

17. Michael Conforto has a hit in every game this season, and Brandon Nimmo has reached in 30 straight games (dating back to last year). Somehow, Mets fans still have a hard problem embracing them and instead ask why they’re not perfect.

18. The Cardinals have only played five games, and seemingly every time they appear set to return, there’s another positive test. Maybe they should just be contracted . . . at least for the 2020 season.

19. MLB went from not suspending or fining Carlos Correa for clearly violating COVID19 protocols. Let’s see if MLB continues their Astros double standard when dealing with Ramon Laureano.

20. If the Mets want to be taken seriously, they need to beat up on a Washington Nationals team who is undermanned and playing terribly right now.

Game Recaps

At Least Dominic Smith Homered

Mets Homegrown Talent Beats Marlins Youth

Andres Gimenez Shows Marlins He Belongs

15 thoughts on “20/20 Hindsight: Mets Finally Win A Series”

  1. David Klein says:

    Tha Nats have everyone healthy they just badly miss Rendon. You can’t even admit Davis plays good defense at third and oh btw has a 172 wRC+ this year.

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Davis has been competent at third. Not good. Competent.

      1. David Klein says:

        He’s at +2 drs at third base and was at +1 by statcast metric last year you are dead wrong as usual.

        1. metsdaddy says:

          He’s a -10 DRS in his career at third. That spans 544 innings which is a much more reliable measure than 44 innings this year.

          And yes, Davis was a 1 OAA last year at third. Guess what? In his career, he’s a . . . wait for it . . . -2 OAA at third.

          So, when you get a chance, please explain how a -10 DRS and -2 OAA makes someone a good third baseman.

  2. David Klein says:

    Not my video but great breakdown https://youtu.be/cWWbMakYtHc

    1. metsdaddy says:

      Which ignores 150 years of data

      1. David Klein says:

        Did Davis steal your girlfriend in high school?

        1. metsdaddy says:

          Actually no, it’s that he’s completely overrated in every aspect of his game.

          Oh, and he’s a cheater who lied about it.

          1. David Klein says:

            Three war as a Met in about a seasons worth of at bats as a Met yeah he sucks. You are unhinged.

          2. metsdaddy says:

            1.0 + 0.5 =|= 3.0

          3. David Klein says:

            Fangraphs war fool

          4. metsdaddy says:

            Yes a fool would ignore bWAR

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