The Metssiah Arrives
The wait is over. Michael Conforto makes his MLB debut tonight for the New York Mets. He bats seventh. Considering that John Mayberry, Jr. recently batted CLEANUP, the Metssiah’s arrival was inevitable.
Post your reaction in the comments.
In reality, I expect his 2015 MLB time will be pretty irrelevant. The biggest impact might be a 2015-2016 40-man roster crunch. Also possibly shortening the lifestyle adjustment curve for whenever he gets promoted for good.
If anyone has a chance to come up and perform at an already high level, it would be Conforto. That’s why he was already described as the most major league ready at the time of the draft. What fans may be overly optimistic is his ceiling. The power numbers, we’ll see where it ends up at.
This feels like a new team with the new players. Let’s see what they do against Greinke. If I were Collins, I keep the lineup exactly the same.
Bringing up Conforto was the right move, regardless of how he performs. Either way, the experience will be helpful to both his career, the organization, and the 2015 team. Can he really do any worse that some of the guys Collins has been forced to play? Even if he was an all out disaster, I suspect it would help his career in the long run anyhow.
I don’t expect him to be a savior, to carry the team, or to be expected to do so. I do expect him to be an upgrade from the Mayberrys and Munos, no disrespect to either, and it is the responsibility of the GM to upgrade the 25 man roster where ever his reasonable can do so. This move cost nothing. Kudos and onward. Hopefully the franchise is right on the cusp of turning the corner. They have never had a better opportunity to do so in the last decade.