Tatis? Really?

January 28, 2010


In the never ending quest to re-sign washed-up talent, the Mets are apparently about to re-sign Fernando Tatis, with the idea of him platooning with Daniel Murphy at 1B.  This is according to Bart Hubbuch of the New York Post.

Why is it the propensity of the Mets to sign aging players as opposed to someone with a bit of upside?  Well, I think you know my opinion.

Granted, Daniel Murphy is a young player who you would like to see play often and develop.  This is true regardless of how you perceive Murphy’s upside or talent.

Why was Ryan Garko never considered?  Garko is six years younger than Tatis (29 to 35), and Tatis has had a resume littered with injury over the past two years.  Wouldn’t it be better to move on?

Time to celebrate?

What’s next, Sheffield?  Or, as BMF puts it, bring back Agabayani!  They are both right-handed bats as well you know.

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2 Responses to “Tatis? Really?”

  1. Bear Man Says:

    I don’t have a problem with Tatis. Tatis is cheaper than Garko and can play multiple positions. Who else can back up David Wright at third base?

    In two years with the Mets, Tatis has racked up 613 at-bats (approximately one full season’s worth of at-bats for an everyday player) and has hit .289 with 37 doubles, 19 HR and 95 RBI. Those numbers aren’t bad at all.

    Sure he gets hurt, but we weren’t counting on him for more than 300 at-bats anyway. For the money spent and the versatility he provides, I take Tatis.

  2. TheCoop Says:

    If the Mets aren’t careful, they won’t need to bring back Old Timers Day because they will be putting them out on the field every day in 2010!


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