Today’s Positive Thought: Bullpen

I’ve been inspired by visitors in the comments section to try to come up with positive thoughts. Some say I’m occasionally negative (at times ornery, believe it or not!) in my blogging about the Mets.

So here is today’s positive thought for the Mets: it won’t take much for the bullpen to improve upon its Opening Day performance. In fact, there is a VERY good chance that Mets relievers will pitch well tonight, compared to Game 1.

What’s YOUR positive thought for the Mets today? Share it below.

Praise the power of positive thinking!

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. murph April 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm
    Joe,
    I too share your tendency to think negatively about the Mets. (Thanks to the collapses of ’07 & ’08 followed by 5 straight losing seasons)

    So here are some positive thoughts:

    – The Mets have more first basemen than The Yankees.

    – You can’t lose ’em all.

    – Andrew Brown is on pace to hit 162 HR, 486 RBI.

    – and the old stand-by: They have a lot of live young arms in the minors.

  2. DanB April 2, 2014 at 4:11 pm
    If your team has very few leads going into the ninth, your closer won’t blow as many saves.
  3. Rev.Al April 2, 2014 at 4:50 pm
    Maybe somebody can rally the team,now . A Davey Johnson kind of manager.”we can win this thing” fired up team?I don’t think Collins can, but a Wally Backmen Could?
  4. argonbunnies April 2, 2014 at 6:32 pm
    Bummer. I saw the thread title and was hoping for actual positivity, not just more sarcasm.

    Here’s what I can muster:
    • Ike’s swing looks much better than last year.
    • Gee showed that his good 2013 2nd half probably wasn’t a fluke.
    • At 31, Wright still looks like himself.
    • Valverde has something left.

  5. DaveSchneck April 2, 2014 at 9:37 pm
    Joe,
    My positive thought for the day –
    the minor legue season will begin shortly. That will give me another 4 to 6 teams to rot for daily. The law of averages states that there is a strong probability that something good will happen for the team I root for in at least one of those games.
  6. The King April 2, 2014 at 11:26 pm
    #1 draft pick.
  7. meticated April 3, 2014 at 3:59 am
    I don’t know enough vocabulary to express my disappointment in descriptive language

    I can’t see the games thru my tears clouding my eyes…

    we’ll probably be in a new war with north Korea or Iran. .There will be distractions. .

    Before you know it, it’ll be October

    the Yankees suck too…

    I live in Sydney…there’s always cricket

  8. DanB April 3, 2014 at 7:42 am
    The reality for me is I care less about the bullpen then any other part of the team. Just like Alderson, I realize the Mets are a 75 win team and 75 win teams do not need to be investing in the bullpen. Relievers are easy to pick up and going from a bad bullpen to a good bullpen in one season is common. I’d like the Mets to promote a couple of their prospects to the bullpen. It is a great way to learn how to be a pro. Sure, arbitration starts earlier but then again, arbitration will include a couple years of relief rather then four years of being in the rotation. That has to be cheaper and you are getting better pitching.