When wright carried the team though Thole was hitting well as was Kirk and tejata had a very good first half before injury.
Carlos Beltran: .307/.395/.534, 12 HR, 46 RBI, 17 2B
Jose Reyes: .289/.345/.459, 6 HR, 25 RBI, 14 2B, 9 3B, 24 SB
David Wright: .330/.406/.582, 16 HR, 54 RBI, 18 2B
It was an entirely different ballgame. If you throw those lines in, including David's, you have a team above .500. No questions asked.
That's not even counting the terrible pitching that pitched to an ERA over 6 for the first few weeks following the ASB.
During the second half, the collective staff ERA ballooned to 4.23, with the starting pitchers crapping the bed coming out of the break and the pen slightly improving (only because it really wasn't possible for them to continue at the horrific rate they had been).
This afternoon at the GM Meetings, Sandy Alderson spoke with reporters and, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post, said they need to be realistic about the kinds of players they can acquire this winter, and suggested they could be looking at the “bottom” of the free agent market.
Alderson also said while they have a little more payroll flexibility than he originally projected, although it’s unrealistic for the payroll to escalate towards the levels of prior years.
“[Alderson] chuckled when I asked if the Mets’ payroll would go back to $140 million,” Puma said.
Lastly, Alderson also said they will likely be keeping Josh Thole, as it’s hard enough to find one catcher, let alone two.
Thole earned $498,000 in 2012, but is “Super Two” eligible this winter, meaning he will go to arbitration for the first time.
A player is classified as a “Super Two” and is eligible for salary arbitration who has at least two but less than three years of Major League service if he has at least 86 days of service during the immediately preceding season, and he ranks in the top 22 percent in total service in the class of Players who have at least two but less than three years of Major League service, however accumulated.
The cutoff this year is two years and 139 days of Major League service time.
He's never says anything worth listening to or worth reading.
I am so happy we have another season of self aware zingers about the team's liabilities.
If we can't get players in FA, we might as well have humor :rolleyes:
Reading Alderson making light of this teams bottom feeder status makes me puke. I cannot wait to see the back of this creep.