Hey, a guy who’s already debuted. Let’s refresh the memory on Brett Baty:

And home run number two:

And pure unadulterated love to help weigh out all the hours you spend listening to true crime:

Sweet stuff. Not just the swing, but the family love. Speaking of family, it’s me, your daddy, with what I said back in August when he was called up, “It’s Brett Baty as in Brett “Beatty” — not “Batty,” because I know in your head, you see Brett Baty and think Batty. Oh, yeah, I know what is going on in your head. You’re thinking I also pronounced it Brett “Batty.” Wrong! I’m in your head, but you’re not in my head! In my head, I like to pronounce Brett’s last name “Bat-Why,” and with a flourish like it’s Pad Thai. I’ll tell you Bat-Why! Bat-Why because just last week he landed on Itch’s top 25 prospects for dynasty leagues, where he said, ‘Brett Baty has no business in AA. He’s repeating the level after posting a 118 wRC+ in 40 games last year, and he’s slashing .355/.427/.655 with eight home runs in his last 26 games. Who’s in charge of this stuff? What’s happening here? This is dumb, so I think somehow Grey’s behind it.’ Okay, not cool. Bat Why’s numbers at Double-A ended up 19 HRs, .312/.406 in 89 games, as he was finally promoted to Triple-A after Itch’s insistence, and he’s continued to hit there too. The Mets need a third baseman with Eduardo Escobar IL’d and Baty is being called up. I Bat-Why’d on all my teams where I too need a third baseman. He could be the last big call-up. By the why, who doesn’t need a 3rd baseman? The one team who drafted Jo-Jo-Ram in your league? Cool, not me, which is why I Bat-Why’d and that’s Bat-Because.” And that’s me quoting me quoting Itch! So, what can we expect from Brett Baty for 2023 fantasy baseball?

Hey, what’s the chances Eduardo Escobar can be injured by March? Can someone make that happen? Just looked at the Mets’ contracts, and who thought Escobar and James McCann thru 2024 was a good idea? Can they bench both of these guys? Am I trying to sneak in Francisco Alvarez information into a Brett Baty post? Maybe, what’s it to ya? Hey, Jimmy, check out this guy, trying to gabagool like a damn fool–Sorry, slipped into my Mets fan voice. Excuse me, not fan, but WFAN. Any hoo! Escobar goes to DH and Baty plays 3rd or Baty DHs, I, honestly, don’t care. Daniel Vogelbach, bless that mess he calls a belly, but he’s not standing in the way of Baty, and, if he is, it’s gonna get real cold there in that shadow.

Unlike everything that could go wrong for the Mets that does, Brett Baty seems pretty surefire. As you see in those videos above, he’s got easy power. As you see in the Double-A stats that I mentioned in the opening, well, again, easy power. Also, he doesn’t strikeout like the usual big power guy. He could take quite a few walks too. Trying to see all that could go wrong because: Mets, and I just don’t see it. He did have an UCL tear of his thumb to end his season, so I guess something there could go wrong, but that’s usually a five-week injury, and he’s already hitting again. Prolly the most unfortunate thing for him is he’s a lefty, so that gives an old school manager like Showalter a reason to platoon him. Escobar should be platooned out vs. righties, and Baty gives them a reason to do it. If Baty doesn’t break camp with the club it will be because of injury or stupidity. For 2023, I’ll give Brett Baty projections of 46/16/53/.261/1 in 331 ABs with a chance for more, because I’m expecting a straight platoon, but Escobar could be traded (please) or benched (sure, same diff to me).

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toolshed
toolshed
18 days ago

Choi to the Pirates! Don’t ever say they aren’t active in the FA market. They went out and got their guy before anyone else got into a bidding war with them. All they need now is a journeyman, washed up pitcher and they’ll be set.

Last edited 18 days ago by toolshed
toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
18 days ago

At least they didn’t trade a former 1st overall pick under team control for someone like Moran this time.

John Frascella
John Frascella
19 days ago

Let’s go Mets!

Nevermind, I’m still depressed.

Chhhh
Chhhh
Reply to  Grey
19 days ago

I’ve heard rumors that they’ll go hard after Verlander on a short deal like Scherzer.

John Frascella
John Frascella
Reply to  Grey
19 days ago

From the beginning, I’ve said only Diaz will re-sign of the big 3. deGrom and Nimmo elsewhere, IMO. Cohen leaving space for Judge or Ohtani explorations.

galica1234
galica1234
19 days ago

Grey!!!!!

Awesome!!!!

a. Baty not be confused with Matt Beaty the former LAD who got shipped off to PIT and is now a F/A after he refused his assignment to go to Altoona. I say PIT front office didn’t like his Beaty eyes. Baty is awesome, Beaty is not.

b. George Carlin quote of the day for November 10, 2022

‘Well, the Indians were good fighters. Just because they started in Massachusetts and wound up defending Santa Monica doesn’t mean they were bad. They were good fighters. And if they were, they must have been well organized. They must have had a way to divide their manpower. They couldn’t have been as chaotic as it looks in the movies with one old chief, “Many moon come chakta” and a lot of guys running around naked. There had to be intermediate authority. There must have been Indian sergeants. No army can make it without that tough, veteran, battle-hardened sergeant, and the Indians were no exception.

[Carlin now speaks with a lower class New Jersey or New York workman’s accent, as if he were a modern U.S. Army non-commissioned officer.]

All right, all the tall guys over by the trees. Fat guys down behind the rocks. You with the beads, out of line, come on! Well, there’s one in every village.

All right, knock off the horseplay! Come on, knock off the horseplay. You guys over there playin’ with the horse, will you knock it off?

Now youse have all been given a piece of birch bark and a feather dipped in eagle’s blood. We want youse to write on the birch bark with the feather, in the upper right-hand comer. That’s the upper right-hand corner. Dat’s your arrow hand. You write your name, last name first, first name last. If your name is Running Bear, you write Bear, Running. You got a middle initial please include that, such as Wolf, Howling, W.

A lot of you guys have been askin’ me about promotion. You’d like to make Brave, Second Class. Get another scar up on your arm. Well, I’m happy to say the results of your early tests have come tru. Youse are doin’ beautifully. Burning settlers’ homes, everybody passed. Imitating a coyote, everybody passed. Sneaking quietly through the woods. Everybody passed except Limping Ox. However, Limping Ox is being fitted with a pair of corrective moccasins, and he’ll be up and dancing in no time at all.

Now there are two other areas on which you will be tested: running down the hill and yelling like a nut; and leaping off the cliff—which is considered to be the tougher of the two.

THE INDIAN DRILL SERGEANT, 1965

Cheers,
Ante

galica1234
galica1234
Reply to  Grey
19 days ago

Grey!!!

Just the two of us!! I can’t vote in the great state of Georgia, if I could I’d vote for Herschel Walker!!! OMG, how can he run for Senate. But then he ran for more than 2,000 yards so he’s allowed to run for Senate!

Cheers,
Ante

galica1234
galica1234
Reply to  Grey
19 days ago

Grey!!

Every time. All Marino has to do is smile, wear the isotonic gloves and throw a football. He checks all my boxes!

Cheers,
Ante