Tuesday, May 11, 2010
Gary Matthews Jr is a Lame Duck
The Mets recent struggles at the plate are in no way the sole fault of the depleted bench (ahem, David Wright/Jason Bay), but they're not helping much either. Frank Catalanatto hasn't hit a ball out of the infield since spring training, and I'm not sure when was the last time Matthews actually hit a ball.
The sad part of all this is the Mets decision makers seem to be a day late and a dollar short when it comes to these roster moves. Think about it. Everyone is calling for Ike Davis to be on the team out of spring training. Mets don't make a move until a month later, and the kid is performing unbelievably well. Mets fans are saying Chris Carter is a way better bench option than Catalanatto. Mets ignore the outcries until Catalantto is batting .085.
So it's only a matter of time before Mets management wise up and get rid of the Gary Matthews Jr. experiment. I hope they don't wait too long before realizing Oliver Perez is dead weight as well. Why is there such loyalty to mediocre players? I don't understand it.