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  1. If nothing else, Sandy has shown great patience...

    If nothing else, Sandy has shown great patience in these kinds of situations.

    All of the pundits claim we are a "longshot" to acquire Upton. Yet, when you consider both the Rangers and Braves have...
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    We are all still breathing oxygen and our feet...

    We are all still breathing oxygen and our feet still hit the floor in the morning.

    There will be baseball and birds will be chirping again in a couple of months.

    We have the chance to see...
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    The idea of Upton intrigues me very much. But,...

    The idea of Upton intrigues me very much.

    But, the FO has to consider many things:

    1) Do we want to absorb the remaining 2-3 years of his contract?

    2) Would his production (per dollar)...
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    Poll: Something about Kirk...he just seems like a...

    Something about Kirk...he just seems like a ballplayer.

    Granted his K's were WAY too high and he clearly didnt adjust when pitchers adjusted to him.

    But, he is still young enough and I like the...
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    Poll: Sorry fellas. It was an impulsive moment...and I...

    Sorry fellas. It was an impulsive moment...and I just had to.

    I miss the crazy DRTRADE...
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    Poll: Ike DAVID, Pat MITCH...Davis Right.....TRAYD them...

    Ike DAVID, Pat MITCH...Davis Right.....TRAYD them for WILLY MIDLBROKES and JAMES LOONY...then sign JOSH HAMILTON AND MItch BORN.METS win World Series

    Sorry....
  8. I think we all agree (mostly) on the ways to get...

    I think we all agree (mostly) on the ways to get better. But, the reality is that it needs to actually happen.

    -Invest in the draft, pay overslot
    -Continue to keep our young players, develop the...
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    2 bags of garbage that smell a little bit better...

    2 bags of garbage that smell a little bit better than the bag of garbage we have...

    Look, we are all frustrated with Jason Bay. But, its clear that Alderson is trying to rid himself of dead...
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    Serious question...who is our best 1b "prospect"...

    Serious question...who is our best 1b "prospect" in our system?

    Just curious. I know our top 20 guys, but do not proclaim to be an expert on our system. And, I know there are some very informed...
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    2013 FA List (1b) First basemen Lance Berkman...

    2013 FA List (1b)

    First basemen
    Lance Berkman (36)
    Jason Giambi (42)
    Eric Hinske (35)
    Aubrey Huff (36) - $10MM club option with a $2MM buyout
    Casey Kotchman (30)
    Adam LaRoche (33) - $10MM...
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    I understand. But even if it is a few...

    I understand.

    But even if it is a few chances....those are a few chances/plays that he was making (or did make) in 2010. I didnt say he is a bad defender...he isnt. Its just more than likely that...
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    Sure, its 2 bucks for a ticket. But what about...

    Sure, its 2 bucks for a ticket. But what about transportation, parking, food etc....Im w/ FOC...id keep my dollars.
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    It has.

    It has.
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    That's fine if everyone wants another year. But...

    That's fine if everyone wants another year. But it is not inaccurate to say his defense isnt as great as some proclaim.

    Adjustments can be interpreted in many ways, so that is definitely hard to...
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    Has Ike improved in 3 years?? No. Has his...

    Has Ike improved in 3 years?? No.

    Has his defense stayed the same/improved? No

    Has he made any adjustments?? No.

    He is what he is....
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    Every other team already knows he can't hit...

    Every other team already knows he can't hit lefties. They've seen that for 3 years.

    Mets want to see what Duda can do...so they can make decisions for next year.

    Ike's value is what it is.....
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    Factoring offense and defense...Ike has been...

    Factoring offense and defense...Ike has been worth 2.5 wins above replacement in his 3 years here.

    He is a nice player....but is he really that great?
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    Ike is a better fielder at 1b, from what we know....

    Ike is a better fielder at 1b, from what we know. But to my point above...Ike's defense isnt as great as some around here like to believe it is.
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    Ike's defensive WAR has declined each year. ...

    Ike's defensive WAR has declined each year.

    2010- 0.3
    2011- -0.1
    2012- -1.2
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    Duda has a career AVG against lefties of...

    Duda has a career AVG against lefties of 252....Ike's is 216. Just FYI...for discussion.
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    If Duda can be 80-90% what Ike is at first base...

    If Duda can be 80-90% what Ike is at first base and we can enhance our OF/overall depth....it's a good move.

    You have to give to get.....
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    Let's see... 1) We suck. 2) We need WAY...

    Let's see...

    1) We suck.

    2) We need WAY more positional/OF depth in our organization.

    3) Ike has more value than Duda. Nobody will pay for Duda. They will for Ike.

    4) Ike will be 26 in...
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    I dont disagree. We need more depth in the entire...

    I dont disagree. We need more depth in the entire system.

    This team is going to stink for a few years...I embraced that and accepted it awhile ago.
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    The problem isnt Ike, Niese, Murphy etc... The...

    The problem isnt Ike, Niese, Murphy etc...

    The problem is that they are the guys we have to rely on. Because of the decline of our "pricy" additions (Bay, Santana etc..) we are forced to rely more...
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