Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gary Matthews Jr is a Lame Duck

Goodbye Mike Jacobs. So long Frank Catalanatto. Now it's time to just count the moments until Gary Matthews, Jr. follows in their footsteps.

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.

No comments: