Dave Doyle & I Talk Mets Lineup, Jose Reyes & Second base

Posted on by Kerel Cooper

I recently held a video chat with Dave Doyle of Mets Report. Watch below as Dave and I discuss the New York Mets lineup, Jose Reyes, Second Base and much more!

Mets News:
MSG Network to Premiere “Summer of ’86: The Rise and Fall of the World Champion Mets”

The 1986 New York Mets captivated sports fans like never before, with their unique cast of characters, winning brand of baseball and tabloid headlines. Today, the ’86 Mets are one of the most storied teams in New York sports history. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of that team, MSG Network will debut “Summer of ’86: The Rise and Fall of the World Champion Mets” on Tuesday, March 1. To read more, head over to msg.com

Former Met Manager Bobby Valentine to Guest Bartend at Toscana Ristorante

On Thursday, February 3, 2011, former baseball manager and current ESPN analyst Bobby Valentine will be guest bartending from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Toscana Ristorante, located on 43 Danbury Road in Ridgefield, CT. All tips earned during the three-hour event, as well as 10 percent of the total bar bill, will be donated to The NephCure Foundation and The Ridgefield Playhouse. To read more, head over to nephcure.org

4 Responses to Dave Doyle & I Talk Mets Lineup, Jose Reyes & Second base

  1. pfh64 says:

    KC, as long as they can give Mookie Wilson back his number at the start of the season, because no one else is wearing it, most of us won't care who is playing second.

    • kerelcooper says:

      I think we should care though. We need someone who is strong defensively and can handle a bat. It's important that we not give away outs at the bottom of the lineup and can have someone down there that can help turn over the lineup. It's underrated but I feel important.

  2. pfh64 says:

    KC, this is what I have posted at other blogs that have asked a similar question. All, I am looking for out of 2011 is the following…a team that plays the game the right way, and a team that shows that when they were born that they produce more testosterone than estrogen. It has been just under a decade since the players wearing the blue and orange of the Mets were able to say that. As I said to you previously about Jose Reyes, has all of the talent in the world and he has not gotten any better as a baseball player in all of the time he has been here. That is inexcusable. You have relief pitcher after relief pitcher that continually nibbles and is afraid to throw the ball inside. Players on the other teams that laugh at the Mets, and stomp all over them. No one, and I mean no one fights back. I have been as tough a critic on Carlos Beltran, as anyone, and in one breath when he went after I believe it was Utley, for taking Tejada out at the end of last year, I was shocked, happy and angry at the same time. I was shocked because no Mets player had shown any inclination to protect their own, I was happy because it was about time, and angry because I want it done all the time. And while I know there is a chance to have Beltran have a big year, (as well as no real chance to trade him), NO ONE in their right mind would want any part of Perez & Castillo. And as long as neither one of them are on the Opening Day roster, it will once again, be a small measure of progress. And if I must care (and I do, maybe just not in the way you were asking) I choose Murphy. Am I giving away outs defensively, probably, but with Davis on one side and a healthy Reyes (or Tejada, if not) I can do some covering up for his lack of defense. I know he will not be an automatic out, even against left handed pitching (and yes, it would give the Mets three straight lefties at the bottom of the order) and more importantly, I know he will do anything…ANYTHING to win. I don't know the other two guys from a hole in the wall (Easmus & Turner), so I want the known commodity.

    • kerelcooper says:

      "a team that plays the game the right way, and a team that shows that when they were born that they produce more testosterone than estrogen. "
      —If this statement happens to be true, they will be competitive this year. If healthy they have the talent. But at times they've been missing this other stuff.

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