Hey guys, this is Brandon C. a writer for SB Nation's Yankees Blog Pinstripe Alley.
Not sure I understand why the Mets aren't literally begging for starting pitching right now? They played the wait and hope for price to go down card on John Lackey and we all know how that worked out....they signed Jason Bay, which was a great idea and move and all, but couldn't they sign Lackey first and then see if they had enough left for Bay? Sure Chapman, Washburn, Piniero, etc are still available, but will they even help much? How about Jason Marquis, even if he isn't great he is one hell of an innings eater.
The Mets have a good enough lineup right now, but do they really need Molina? They have Santos, Thole, and the few catchers they signed already (Blanco, Coste, etc?) why need more?
Also, how do you guys feel about Minaya and Manuel? Why are they still in charge? Sorry if I represent the typical non-Mets fan, but I really want to know how you guys feel