April 20, 2012 How can Terry Collins possibly bench this guy when Andres Torres comes back from his calf injury? He's doing a great job and so far he's proven he belongs in center field (at least against RHP). If they send him back to the minors when Torres comes back, then someone's gotta whack Torres in the calf with a lead pipe.
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April 24, 2012 I know he has made a few rookie mistakes but I really like this guy! I too hope Collins doesn't bench him. He is gritty, can really hustle and adds a spark to the lineup!!!
April 26, 2012 Please, Hot Foot, let's not start a Tonya Harding/Nancy Kerrigan kind of thing here. But I do see your point. Kirk is showing that he belongs at the major league level. The Mets will keep him on the roster once Torres comes back if they had any common sense. I'd rather have a player that will produce continually instead of one that gets injured in the first game of the season.
May 4, 2012 I have faith he'll stay in the lineup as long as he keeps hitting and playing the way he does. He's become my favorite Met because he's like a throwback to the 86 team. Watching him in center is like seeing Lenny Dykstra out there all over again. That's who he reminds me of, because he plays hard like Lenny. When Bay comes back they'll have to play Kirk in center and use Torres as Bay's late innings defensive replacement or as a pinch runner. Sorry Andres. And sorry for the previous comment. I like Andres Torres; he's just not as good as Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Kirk's bat has pop (I'm sure it's not corked like Lenny's was) and he plays baseball like it oughta be played. I hope to see him in center field (or either corner position) for years to come.