Thursday, August 27, 2020

Baseball Comments of the Day

Edwin Diaz got another blown save last night as the Mets lost a 4-1 lead to the Miami Marlins in the 8th inning.  Fortunately, they scored a run in the bottom of the 8th to win the game 5-4.  The Mets are now 13-16, but since 16 of the 30 teams make the playoffs, the Mets have a chance.

I am not impressed with the deals that Brodie Van Wagenen has made as GM.  Edwin Diaz is a bust, although Robinson Cano is hitting this season.  The Mets have benefited by the National League's use of the designated hitter during this short season.  I think it is about time for MLB to play under one set of rules.  The worst thing that Brodie did was to sign Jed Lowrie who has spent almost all of his time on the disabled list.

The Mets are aggressive in trying to sell season tickets for 2021.  The issue is that we don't know if the Coronavirus will disappear next year.  It is possible that games will be played with no fans in the stands or with a percentage of the stadium's capacity allowed.  Why should they hold fans' money for several months?

Most games are still over 3 hours so the rule that requires a pitcher to face 3 batters is not shortening games.  I don't care for the rule putting a runner on second base during an extra inning.  I am certain that it will only apply for this season.

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