The Projected Lineup Is Strong; No Contingency Plan

1- Lagares CF

2- Grandy LF

3- Wright 3B

4- Duda 1B

5- Cuddyer RF

6- Murphy 2B

7- d’Arnaud C

8- Flores SS

Well, well, looky here. A good lineup! AMAZIN’! The fences were moved in. So they’ll want Grandy batting 2nd to hit more dingers. Murphy hits for a higher .avg, but they’re gonna want to give Grandy more ABs. It could be switched.

The main concern is, of course, WHAT THE FUCK DO WE DO WHEN SOMEONE GETS HURT? For the past 4 years, we have had automatic outs at 6, 7, and 8. Now, we don’t. But what about when Cuddyer gets hurt and it’s Mayberry instead? Tejada instead of Flores? Recker instead of d’Arnaud?

When the Giants lost Posey in 2011, their backup plan was, “ok, we’ll just lose this year. It’s over.” That’s fine when discussing David Wright. He’s our franchise player. He’s our super-elite. He’s paid a lot. He’s our, “We absolutely need him to be effective and healthy and to lead the team” guy. But everyone else? Where is the fucking contingency? It’s in the Wilpons’ pockets.

The Mets’ Lone Bright Spot — The Booth — Adds Cliff Floyd

Cliff Floyd is doing a great job in the booth with Gary, Keith, and Ron.

Not only is Cliff Floyd a world champion (’97 Marlins), but he also played on the Mets ’06 team.

So we added another world champion to the booth! And we’ve got some totally rad and family-friendly¬†concerts lined up for the summer! Great job, Mets!

…Can we think about that ’06 team for just a second? Cliff Floyd hit at the bottom of the fucking lineup. All-star, world champion Cliff Floyd! Batting 6th, or even 7th!? Meanwhile our 3rd, 4th, and 5th hitters (Wright, Delgado, Beltran) had over 100 dingers (105) and well over 300 RBI (346!) between the three of them.

This isn’t fucking rocket science! You have to score runs to win baseball games! The Mets won 97 games in ’06 for a reason. They had talent. Cliff Floyd, at age 42 and in the damn booth, would probably bat cleanup for today’s lineup. Good job, Wilpons.

The Lineup

I guess we have the 8 starters that are set…
1- Lagares cf
2- Grandy lf
3- Wright 3b
4- Duda 1b
5- Cuddyer rf
6- Murphy 2b
7- d’Arnaud c
8- Flores ss aka DH
9- Harvey better than ever!!!

And then Mayberry and Tejada on the bench. And 15 pitchers dope pitchers.

Great depth, guys. Great fuckin depth. 20,000 leagues under the majors.