I actually haven't been this excited for a Mets season in a while.
Our pen will likely be better with young arms or some FA guys.
In theory we have the money to sign Corey Hart, Aaron Hill, and Martin Prado.
That is a nice balanced offensive team.
The only reason I referenced 1 aspect of rebuilding is because we haven't reached 2014.
When 2014 gets here and if we don't start going after impact players then we have a problem. But you can't sit here and tell me that these owners to invest into the team when they have had a top 7 payroll for a 10 year span.
1. Have you seen the list of possible 2014 free agents? Slim pickings at best.
2. The problem with the Wilpons is, was and probably always will be that while they spent, they only went to a certain point. Their stated goal was "meaningful games in September" not "winning a championship". There is a big difference.
I am in no way fans of the Wilpons, the Three Stooges as I like to refer to them. However, I'm not a fan of giving 30 year old 4th outfielders 3 years and almost 30 million, either.
To make things worse, we sucked up to Bud Selig and never went overslot, now there are no decent free agents to spend money on (assuming we ever have it) and you CAN'T go overslot either in the draft OR in the international market or else you lose picks. We get royally screwed because of some idiotic loyalty to a small market thinking former owner who could not build a winner in over twenty years as an owner.
At least is appears that Sandy has some kind of plan going on.
Any plan Sandy has will be ruined by the Coupons small market thinking.
All you have to do is spend five minutes in this forum to see that there is plenty of “dissent”. You like trying to pretend that everyone else is a blind Pollyanna, while you are the only one that sees what lying, thieving scumbags the Wilpons are. Just ain’t so. There are tons of people on your side of the argument, only difference is most of the others don’t make their points quite as abrasively as you.
One of the reasons I rarely have come around lately (aside from this being the busy busy time at work) is because it just isn’t fun for me anymore. It’s become a circle jerk of people trying to “out-negative” each other. It gets real old real fast.
And I’m not saying people don’t have reasons for their negativity. Just saying that it’s kind of silly when you spend weeks hearing ‘They won’t sign Wright…They won’t sign Wright…No way, he’s as good as gone…’ Oh, wait, they signed Wright? ‘Of course, they had to…It’s strictly a PR move…Just signed him to sell tickets…Means nothing…We still suck…Blah, blah, blah…’ (<<< Just one example.)
Anyways, Merry Christmas, everyone.
Even you, Mcfly. :p
Next off season we need to target a free agent outfielder though. The final part of rebuilding is reinvesting into the team.
ever met fan wants an allstar for these weak trade proposals.familia,mejia,and flores would never get it done.maybe something like ruben tejada,noah synder guaard,brandon nimmo,and either wilmer flores or one of there other pitching prospects would get it done.the bottom line is the mets will never be in play for upton because they have no money and this conversation is pointless.they will give you the excuse there system cant afford a trade like this but on the other hand they will tell you the free agent market is to rich for them while still admitting they have no outfielders on there roster.there telling that there not punting 2013 yet the only good move they made can not be judged untill 2015 and have told you basically outside of scott hairston dont expect anything else.so wait a minute you expect me to believe with the yankees and other big teams in play for hunter pence the mets or going to outbid these teams??why would they not go out and get upton who is getting paid 39 million for three years is younger,cheaper, and more talented then anyone in 2014 and they dont have to fight any other team off to get him.would you rather pay upton 2 for 26 or hunter pence 5 for 90 or god knows what for curtis granderson who by the way will be what 32 or 33 already?I will tell you why there lieing to all mets fans and should be forced to sell if the only thing they see when 2014 comes is some mid level players.