Asdrubal Cabrera has been on the disabled list since June 13 with a left thumb sprain, but now that he’s close to returning to the team, the Mets are considering having him change positions.
This isn’t the first time there have been rumors floating around the Cabrera could be asked to change positions by the Mets’ brass. Earlier in the year, the thought process was that he could be used at third base since Jose Reyes started out the season so poorly.
Not only that, but according to Mets beat reporters, the team is also thinking this is a good idea to keep Jose Reyes at shortstop. Jose Reyes. The same Jose Reyes that is (going into Thursday night’s game) hitting .192/.265/.322 on the year. That Jose Reyes.
Cabrera has had a rough year at shortstop defensively. That fact is indisputable, but Jose Reyes playing the position to keep his bat in the lineup is just about as silly as it can get.
The Mets have had a fascination with Reyes this entire year, and their delusion about what he could potentially bring to the table would be even more obvious if this is indeed their way of thinking.
Fans everywhere will, logically and rightfully, see this as another reason why the organization is completely and told inept. They don’t look like a team that wants to win, and comments from both the front office and the managers on the field seem to point that way.
It’s true, injuries have put a cramp on the plans they may have had, but their stubbornness with player decisions has been infuriating to say the least.
General Manager Sandy Alderson has already stated he’s comfortable with the way the team is composed currently, and doesn’t see bringing up prospect Amed Rosario into the fold as a short-term solution. It could be said that maybe Alderson is trying to get some value for Reyes to unload him at some point in time, but if that’s the thinking, it’s not focused on winning.
We’re already thinking about 2018 already, so maybe that’s how the organization is functioning as well.