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