I’ve written about baseball hair before, and I have asked baseball players about hot dogs before. I have not written about walk-up songs before, because the only take I have is that Wild Heart by Stevie Nicks is the best walk-up song in the world. And I don’t know that anyone is interested in hearing that opinion.
Actually, hold on. It just occurred to me that this is my blog, and I can write whatever I want in this fresh, blank space that I’ve yet to totally mess up with hot takes. So let’s take a detour real quick and do this: Wild Heart by Stevie Nicks is the best walk-up song.
As such, the Mets have reportedly decided that the best way to salvage this calamity-ridden season is to sell at the trade deadline. According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Mets are open for business and will be sellers once the deadline rolls around. Additionally, Asdrubal Cabrera marked his return from the disabled list by requesting a trade once he decided that moving to second base wasn’t a good move for him. He doesn’t think that the Mets have any plans for him, and it’s hard to argue that when they’re continuing to trot out Jose Reyes — who is hitting a paltry .191/.267/.317 with 57 wRC+ — while trying to play Cabrera elsewhere.
While Sandy Alderson doesn’t appear to be eager to move Cabrera, the Mets being sellers at this year’s deadline would appear to be the right move. Their chances of catching the Nationals are minuscule, and their chances of snatching a wild card spot are probably just as small. It’s been a rough, drama-filled year for the Mets, but the best way for them to salvage something from this season would be to sell off some of their veterans and try to get something for them.
Either way, it’s been an extremely rough season for the team on the orange side of New York, and it looks like it’ll end with a bit of a rebulid beginning to get underway.