Last week’s question was: Now that the Mets are winning, what are your concerns about the team?
Here’s how you voted.
Getting too complacent – 26 percent
That it’s just a fluke – 10 percent
Sean Green’s effectiveness – 19 percent
Adding another big bat – 12 percent
Adding another starting pitcher – 33 percent
For all of those who voted to add another starting pitcher, the top choice, you got your wish. Although he might not have been the pitcher you had in mind, Tim Redding is joining the rotation today when he pitches against the LA Dodgers. Oliver Perez had to go on the DL in order for Redding to come up. Otherwise, it would’ve been interesting to see what kind of role Redding would have played. Would he have usurped Livan Hernandez’s spot? The more likely scenario is Redding would’ve gone in the bullpen.
Despite last night’s hiccup in San Francisco, it doesn’t seem like the Mets are getting too complacent with their winning ways. They’ve still won 11 out of their last 14 games.
The third highest vote tally was about Sean Green. He seems to have improved in the past couple of games he’s pitched. Though, it appears he doesn’t have a defined role as Bobby Parnell is the seventh inning guy.
Finally, with Carlos Delgado on the disabled list, the Mets are looking to Gary Sheffield to be that dangerous presence in the cleanup spot in the batting order. He might not be as formidable as a healthy Delgado, but he has contributed a lot more with the more playing time he’s gotten. Speaking of Delgado…
This week’s poll question is: With all of the players on the disabled list, which player is the most crucial loss for the team?