In his chat yesterday, ESPN’s Keith Law answered a bunch of Mets’ questions.
Chris (NYC) Josh Satin, Lucas Duda, Allan Dykstra….how nauseous does it make you when people recommend them as starters at 1B for Mets?
Klaw (1:04 PM) It’s baseball’s Stockholm Syndrome – fans of bad teams latch on to mediocre players when that’s the best they’ve got. And then they accuse me of hating their teams when I point out that, hey, Junior Lake isn’t anything to get excited about.
Jack (Toronto) Klaw, I saw that John Manuel said that scouts he talked to in the FSL preferred CJ Edwards to Syndergaard (better breaking ball, better secondary offerings, also throws hard). This seems crazy to me. Wasn’t Syndergaard posting triple digits? What do you think about those 2 pitchers?
Klaw (1:22 PM) I didn’t see John’s piece, but I can completely understand that point of view. Velocity doesn’t make the pitcher and Edwards has a far better breaking ball. Syndergaard is much further along, which balances things out somewhat.
James (Greenwich, CT) Brandon Nimmo is showing no pop and he isn’t stealing bases. If he is destined for a corner OF position, has his stock gone off a cliff this season?
Klaw (1:26 PM) Savannah is a brutal place for power. I’d stay off the ledge for a bit.
Kevin (NY) I know he was old for the level, But Steven Matz had a nice year. Could there be a solid #4 starter there if he is healthy.
Klaw (1:43 PM) I haven’t seen him post-surgery, but given his delivery, especially the head-whack, and subsequent injury, I’d say he’s more likely a reliever than a starter.