Commentary

New York Mets: Take 'Em or Trash 'Em?

Updated: September 28, 2011, 12:05 PM ET
By Adam Rubin | ESPNNewYork.com

It wasn't exactly a banner year for the Mets in 2011. As for 2012? That may be an uphill battle as well.

Maybe you can help. While we doubt the higher-ups in Mets management will take your suggestions -- especially on their own jobs (see bottom of page) -- it can't hurt to try.

Once you've placed your votes, make sure to vent in the comments section below.

Position Players

Andrew Brown

Position: OF
Rubin: Ice cold as 2013 concludes. Trash him.

Mike Baxter

Position: OF
Rubin: Sub-.200 average for season. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    13%
  •  
    87%

(Total votes: 4,957)

Ike Davis

Position: 1B
Rubin: Should make only about $3 million. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    50%
  •  
    50%

(Total votes: 5,158)

Lucas Duda

Position: OF/1B
Rubin: It's basically Duda or Davis. Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    39%
  •  
    61%

(Total votes: 5,038)

Wilmer Flores

Position: 3B/2B
Rubin: Gimpy ankles have diminished contribution. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    80%
  •  
    20%

(Total votes: 4,875)

Travis d'Arnaud

Position: C
Rubin: May need to rework swing.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    96%
  •  
    4%

(Total votes: 5,040)

Matt den Dekker

Position: OF
Rubin: May need more Triple-A, but has glove. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    85%
  •  
    15%

(Total votes: 4,949)

Omar Quintanilla

Position: SS
Rubin: Useful backup shortstop or inventory. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    45%
  •  
    55%

(Total votes: 4,813)

Jason Pridie

Position: CF
Rubin: Not the center field answer if Pagan is out. Trash.

Ronny Paulino

Position: C
Rubin: Would form cheap combo with Thole. Take.

Daniel Murphy

Position: 2B
Rubin: Reached 20 steals, but more proud of durability.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    93%
  •  
    7%

(Total votes: 5,001)

Jose Reyes

Position: SS
Rubin: Yet Mets probably won't be high bidder. Take.

Ruben Tejada

Position: SS
Rubin: Wouldn't mind as backup middle infielder. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    39%
  •  
    61%

(Total votes: 4,816)

Justin Turner

Position: IF
Rubin: Can play all four infield positions. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    75%
  •  
    25%

(Total votes: 4,776)

Juan Lagares

Position: OF
Rubin: He's got the glove. What about his bat?
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    94%
  •  
    6%

(Total votes: 4,922)

David Wright

Position: 3B
Rubin: The captain. Enough said.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 5,073)

Pitchers

David Aardsma

Position: RP
Rubin: Proved relatively reliable until overworked.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    65%
  •  
    35%

(Total votes: 4,217)

Vic Black

Position: RP
Rubin: Could become the setup man.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    92%
  •  
    8%

(Total votes: 4,231)

Tim Byrdak

Position: RP
Rubin: Nice comeback, but time to move on.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    22%
  •  
    78%

(Total votes: 4,129)

Matt Harvey

Position: SP
Rubin: Tommy John surgery or not. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 4,612)

Jeremy Hefner

Position: SP
Rubin: Will miss most of 2014 after Tommy John. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    69%
  •  
    31%

(Total votes: 4,167)

Scott Atchison

Position: RP
Rubin: Health issues cropped up during season.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    13%
  •  
    87%

(Total votes: 4,187)

Dillon Gee

Position: SP
Rubin: If viewed as fifth starter, he's maybe best in MLB.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 4,342)

Greg Burke

Position: RP
Rubin: Rode Triple-A/MLB shuttle all season.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    8%
  •  
    92%

(Total votes: 4,094)

Robert Carson

Position: RP
Rubin: Gave up nine home runs in 19.2 IP.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    7%
  •  
    93%

(Total votes: 4,120)

Pedro Feliciano

Position: RP
Rubin: Nice comeback, but time to move on.
Trash him.

Your call

  •  
    29%
  •  
    71%

(Total votes: 4,146)

Jon Niese

Position: SP
Rubin: Solid after return from rotator cuff strain. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    98%
  •  
    2%

(Total votes: 4,272)

Bobby Parnell

Position: RP
Rubin: Saved 22 of 26 before disk surgery. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    94%
  •  
    6%

(Total votes: 4,215)

Jeurys Familia

Position: RP
Rubin: Worked back quickly from elbow cleanout.
Take him.

Your call

  •  
    90%
  •  
    10%

(Total votes: 4,125)

Josh Edgin

Position: RP
Rubin: Didn't pitch after July 29 because of rib fracture. Take him.

Your call

  •  
    74%
  •  
    26%

(Total votes: 4,102)

Management

Terry Collins

Position: Manager
Rubin: Got most out of available players.

Your call

  •  
    78%
  •  
    22%

(Total votes: 4,394)

Sandy Alderson

Position: GM
Rubin: Third straight losing season as GM.

Your call

  •  
    74%
  •  
    26%

(Total votes: 4,403)

The Wilpons

Position: Owners
Rubin: It's all about the payroll.

Your call

  •  
    11%
  •  
    89%

(Total votes: 4,447)


Adam Rubin has covered the Mets since 2003. He's a graduate of Mepham High School on Long Island and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He joined ESPNNewYork after spending 10 years at the New York Daily News.
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