Free periods at school should not be used for doing homework…how about for blogging? Ok that’s a joke, I do my homework and I just have none to do today and I needed to post a blog. ANYWAY…here is my 2011 season review of the Mets and I will start with batting and fielding. You can’t talk about anything with offense or defense without Jose Reyes. Jose Reyes was an absolute beast. How else do you describe him? The man is going to be payed. Jose Reyes won the NL batting title (to where there should have been NO debate) and made great fielding play after play. I have an opinon of how his contract should look for next year, but that is for another time. Anyway, here is a list of the top-5 offensive standouts for the Mets this season (not counting Jose Reyes).
- Lucas Duda- The dude hit for power and average after he broke out from an early season slump and demotion to the minors. He has ridiculous pop and could do very well in this lineup if he is protected.
- Daniel Murphy- The Jacksonville native (that’s where I live) hit over .300 this season until his knee was taken out at a game I was attending. He is a great hitter and I see him as an ideal number 2 hitter in our lineup.
- Ike Davis- As he was hurt in May and did not return for the rest of the season, Ike still was on pace to hit over .300 hit 30 bombs and drive in 110 runs on the year. Would have been an amazing year and I can only hope that he can return healthy next season.
- Carlos Beltran- The man raked for us while he was still a Mets leading the team in homers even though he was traded in July. He had a great comeback year and we got Zack Wheeler because of him. He had a great year.
- Ruben Tejada- Ruben really proved that he could hit against big league pitching this year. He really toughened up with 2 strikes at the plate and made pitchers work. Most memorable by his 16 pitch at bat earlier in the season.
We had an average defense this year. Pagan and David Wright really disappointed me. David seems to have lost everything with his defense. He was making too many errors at 3rd. Also, Pagan lost the ability to get good jumps in center. He started the wrong ways on balls and struggled mightily.
Grade for the Year:….Not yet wait for part 2. Coming soon.