Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Something Postive

Everything surrounding the Mets has been pretty negative recently.  Fortunately for me, I have still been paying attention to 2/3 of the players the Mets sent to the Blue Jays in the big offseason trade.

At the end of last week Josh Thole was called up by the Blue Jays.  Josh crushed AAA pitching, hitting .322 with 7 home runs and 31 RBI before his return to the major leagues.  I was not shocked in the least bit to see him return to form with the Bisons this year.  People never seemed to remember he played most of last season after sustaining a concussion.  While the symptoms may have been gone, and he may have been officially healed, a concussion is not something a player can just come back from.

Then there is that other catcher.  Mike Nickeas did not get regular playing time while Thole was with the Bisons.  However, when given the chance to play everyday he improves drastically.  He has hit in 7 of his last 10 games and is hitting .273 with 5 doubles and 5 RBI over that span.

Mike has also proven he still does not have a mean bone in his body.  He has played for the Bisons for part of the last five seasons so he found a way to compliment the city of Buffalo recently.  He also calls himself Canadian in that article which amuses me.

I am still dying to see Josh and Mike (mostly Mike) play this season.  I will continue to root for them but a season without seeing Mike Nickeas will obviously be disappointing to me.  Hopefully I'll find a way to see a Bisons game.

I hope this brightened your day because they always brighten mine.

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