Dan Graziano at nj.com cites that the Mets do not need to break-up their “core” players. Graziano goes into detail on how similar the Mets are to the Phillies from a few years ago. The Phillies in that time have invested in their bench players and relief pitching. Such acquisitions are: Brad Lidge, Shane Victorino, Jayson Werth, Greg Dobbs, and others.
Graziano says the Mets were better off in ’06 when they had Cliff Floyd in LF and Jose Valentin playing 2B. As stated in the aricle, “That team's lineup, most nights, was seven-deep or eight-deep. The lineup the Mets used in the final game of the 2008 season had Nick Evans batting fifth, which means it was four-deep.
For an insightful, thought provoking article, please read Graziano’s article in the above link.
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Metsfan73 can’t find where the time has gone…22 years ago today, the day Jon Niese was born, the Mets won the 1986 World Series by defeating the Boston Red Sox 8-5 in game 7 of the Fall Classic.