Like us on Facebook


Follow us on Twitter





Page 7 of 8 FirstFirst ... 5678 LastLast
Results 91 to 105 of 115
  1. #91
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    21,557
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Mcfly View Post
    Baseball is a farce, there's two teams in ONE DIVISON who are not even trying.

    This would never happen in a real league like the NFL.
    The Marlins payroll is 16 million this year now with that trade and Nolasco is possibly next to go with 11.5 million left on his deal next year.

    It's possible the Marlins could have 5.5 million dollars on their payroll for next year lol.

    They should just contract the Marlins already.

  2. #92
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    The Garden of Eden...New Jersey
    Posts
    9,382
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    They are the biggest joke of a franchise going.
    They've won two championships in the past 16 years. They're less of a joke than we are.

    Just ask Seth McFarlane.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okXhAC78d4Q

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyEKfmHeSc4

    -Stork

  3. #93
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    21,557
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by themadstork View Post
    They've won two championships in the past 16 years. They're less of a joke than we are.

    Just ask Seth McFarlane.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okXhAC78d4Q

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyEKfmHeSc4

    -Stork
    Considering their current circumstances, as bad as the Mets are, the Marlins are worse.

    Loria wasn't the owner in 1997 but yes he was at the helm in 2003 when they won the WS.

    Either way, that's a big market franchise that could have a 10 million dollar payroll next year the way they are currently constructed.

    That's beyond sad after they milked that city out of out of 2 billion dollars to build them a new stadium.

    http://progreso-weekly.com/2/index.p...2009&Itemid=60

    The stadium and the surrounding parking lots are projected to cost $634 million. Almost a half-billion dollars of the cost will be provided by South Florida tax dollars. The land where the new, 37,000 seat stadium will stand, the site where the old Orange Bowl used to be, belongs to the City of Miami (another giveaway and part of this great deal -- for the Marlins). Financing experts agree that when all is said and done, and you add the interest and other costs, the stadium will have cost Miami taxpayers almost $2 billion.
    Last edited by metswon69; 11-13-2012 at 09:53 PM.

  4. #94
    Join Date
    Nov 2012
    Posts
    231
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    Considering their current circumstances, as bad as the Mets are, the Marlins are worse.

    Loria wasn't the owner in 1997 but yes he was at the helm in 2003 when they won the WS.

    Either way, that's a big market franchise that could have a 10 million dollar payroll next year the way they are currently constructed.

    That's beyond sad after they milked that city out of out of 2 billion dollars to build them a new stadium.

    http://progreso-weekly.com/2/index.p...2009&Itemid=60
    He turned a ton of bad contracts into no bad contracts. I'd take five years of rebuilding over five years of underachieving anytime.

  5. #95
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    21,557
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyHoopz View Post
    He turned a ton of bad contracts into no bad contracts. I'd take five years of rebuilding over five years of underachieving anytime.
    The Mets are clearing payroll.

    Aren't they?

    140 million in 2011 to 90 million this year and less in 2013.

    How many bad contracts are going to be on the roster in 2014? They will have Niese, possibly Wright, and possibly Dickey (that accounts for 40 to 50 million dollars in payroll between them and arbitration eligible guys)

    The Mets don't need to break this thing down entirely, they could improve drastically if they had owners who would spend.

    The problem is they don't.

  6. #96
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Hill Valley, 1985.
    Posts
    7,792
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by eltwo View Post
    Only time will tell if it was a reasonable offer, that's a lot of money for speed in a few years.
    You can't offer contracts with hindsight.

    In context, it was reasonable.

    I'm a fan, we're a worse team without him, end of story.

    Did they take that money and spend it on the team? no they did not. They took Jose off the team, and lowered payroll by $50M.

    So, as a fan I lost out both ways, and do did you.

    What he's doing now, what the Marlins did with him, is of no relevance whatsoever, and I see no point in trying to make myself feel better by talking some abstract crap about him getting overpaid.

    They don't give out rings for bean counting, they give them out for winning morer baseball games than every other team, every time the Mets play a game of baseball, they have less chance to win it without him on the team and RT at SS.

    Tim Lincecum got overpaid this year, Barry Zito gets overpaid every single year, they both got two rings.

    Case closed.

    You think SFG fans are worrying themselves to sleep about co and so who is getting over paid on their team?

    Anyone who thinks this team can win without spending to overcome the total inept of the fools that own this team, is deluding themselves, this is one of the worst organizations in baseball, and by that I mean from Fredo Wilpon down, what this team has proven over decades, is that it is useless at baseball. Useless.

    Look at this club, biggest market in the world, and we're less successful than the Oakland A's since 1986. One playoff app in 12 years, one WS app in over 25 years, how many playoff apps have we had since 1986? count 'em on one hand?

    This team is ****ing useless at baseball, now suddenly by taking away the ONLY competitive edge we have - MONEY, things are going to be different? by letting our best players walk into FA, salary dumped etc, that all this is going to change, that now a useless baseball organization is going to prosper with a small-market payroll?

    That's a fantasy and we all know it, people can try and make themselves feel better by slapping the team on the back for not 'overpaying' a star player, but none of that matters, winning matters.

    This is not the NFL, you do not get compensated for being useless to anything like the degree you do in football, you can draft a QB and turn your club on its head within 2 years.

    There's no parity in baseball, there's no salary cap, in baseball, you have to be smarter or wealthier than the other guys, there's no way on earth the Mets are gonna outsmart anyone, and without the ability to fill all the holes that the farm will never fill - we're stumped.

    I'm a fan, we're a worse team now than we were last year, or the year before, or 6 years on from '06.

    People are really getting duped into this 'everything will change in 2014' nonsense.

  7. #97
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Hill Valley, 1985.
    Posts
    7,792
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by WoodyHoopz View Post
    He turned a ton of bad contracts into no bad contracts. I'd take five years of rebuilding over five years of underachieving anytime.
    In five years time, you'll still be talking about rebuilding. This team is going nowhere, they can't afford to pay anyomne, let's say Wheeler becomes the best pitcher in the game - in 5-6 years, are they gonna give him what the market demands? No they are not. And before you know it, we'll be back to square 1, nrever quite having enouigh in the farm or enough money to compete consistently, but we will have an 85 win team, that's always waiting to turn the corner.

    This model under these fools is doomed to mediocrity at best, with the occasional '06 thrown in.

    Look back at the post '06 years, if they'd have just spent a few mill at the deadlkline, the whole landscape may have been entriely different t now, and they'd have got those few mill back in spades, did they spend? did they ****.

    Ya gotta believe, but you have to have something to believe in first

  8. #98
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    21,557
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Mcfly View Post
    In five years time, you'll still be talking about rebuilding. This team is going nowhere, they can't afford to pay anyomne, let's say Wheeler becomes the best pitcher in the game - in 5-6 years, are they gonna give him what the market demands? No they are not. And before you know it, we'll be back to square 1, nrever quite having enouigh in the farm or enough money to compete consistently, but we will have an 85 win team, that's always waiting to turn the corner.

    This model under these fools is doomed to mediocrity at best, with the occasional '06 thrown in.

    Look back at the post '06 years, if they'd have just spent a few mill at the deadlkline, the whole landscape may have been entriely different t now, and they'd have got those few mill back in spades, did they spend? did they ****.

    Ya gotta believe, but you have to have something to believe in first
    I understand you're distrust in ownership and at the FO level but the Mets are clearing payroll of the albatross contracts over the last 3 years (Perez, Castillo, Bay and soon to be Santana).

    Now it comes down to spending.

    Does that happen? Maybe, maybe not.

    I can't ***** at the Mets for wanted to rid themselves of players like those i mentioned and even letting Reyes go (but it should have been by trade and not FA).

    It's about moving forward with the pieces they have and if this ownership isn't the one who's gonna spend then MLB needs to intervene (when Selig retires obviously because it won't happen till then) and find one that does.

    Till then we are 75 win team or worse.
    Last edited by metswon69; 11-13-2012 at 11:16 PM.

  9. #99
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    513
    vCash
    1500

    McFly I Agree 100%

    Quote Originally Posted by Marty Mcfly View Post
    You can't offer contracts with hindsight.

    In context, it was reasonable.

    I'm a fan, we're a worse team without him, end of story.

    Did they take that money and spend it on the team? no they did not. They took Jose off the team, and lowered payroll by $50M.

    So, as a fan I lost out both ways, and do did you.

    What he's doing now, what the Marlins did with him, is of no relevance whatsoever, and I see no point in trying to make myself feel better by talking some abstract crap about him getting overpaid.

    They don't give out rings for bean counting, they give them out for winning morer baseball games than every other team, every time the Mets play a game of baseball, they have less chance to win it without him on the team and RT at SS.

    Tim Lincecum got overpaid this year, Barry Zito gets overpaid every single year, they both got two rings.

    Case closed.

    You think SFG fans are worrying themselves to sleep about co and so who is getting over paid on their team?

    Anyone who thinks this team can win without spending to overcome the total inept of the fools that own this team, is deluding themselves, this is one of the worst organizations in baseball, and by that I mean from Fredo Wilpon down, what this team has proven over decades, is that it is useless at baseball. Useless.

    Look at this club, biggest market in the world, and we're less successful than the Oakland A's since 1986. One playoff app in 12 years, one WS app in over 25 years, how many playoff apps have we had since 1986? count 'em on one hand?

    This team is ****ing useless at baseball, now suddenly by taking away the ONLY competitive edge we have - MONEY, things are going to be different? by letting our best players walk into FA, salary dumped etc, that all this is going to change, that now a useless baseball organization is going to prosper with a small-market payroll?

    That's a fantasy and we all know it, people can try and make themselves feel better by slapping the team on the back for not 'overpaying' a star player, but none of that matters, winning matters.

    This is not the NFL, you do not get compensated for being useless to anything like the degree you do in football, you can draft a QB and turn your club on its head within 2 years.

    There's no parity in baseball, there's no salary cap, in baseball, you have to be smarter or wealthier than the other guys, there's no way on earth the Mets are gonna outsmart anyone, and without the ability to fill all the holes that the farm will never fill - we're stumped.

    I'm a fan, we're a worse team now than we were last year, or the year before, or 6 years on from '06.

    People are really getting duped into this 'everything will change in 2014' nonsense.
    That sum up all my frustrations with the way the Wilpons run this team. They were greedy and got burned. They are too reckless financially to be baseball owners.
    Last edited by Toon88; 11-13-2012 at 11:30 PM.

  10. #100
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    513
    vCash
    1500

    Its Not Just Bad Contracts

    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    I understand you're distrust in ownership and at the FO level but the Mets are clearing payroll of the albatross contracts over the last 3 years (Perez, Castillo, Bay and soon to be Santana).

    Now it comes down to spending.

    Does that happen? Maybe, maybe not.

    I can't ***** at the Mets for wanted to rid themselves of players like those i mentioned and even letting Reyes go (but it should have been by trade and not FA).

    It's about moving forward with the pieces they have and if this ownership isn't the one who's gonna spend then MLB needs to intervene (when Selig retires obviously because it won't happen till then) and find one that does.

    Till then we are 75 win team or worse.
    Its the direction of the whole franchise. Every team has bad contracts but you bringing up Castillo and Perez that was 3 years ago that they have left. What have they done first with the savings and second to improve the team? It doesn't matter how much savings they have they are not doing anything to improve the team just signing pieces to fill roster spots. We have terrible talent throughout the whole minor league system and this last draft certainly didn't help. So let me ask are the Mets now drafting and or avoiding International players because of money? They had so many holes to fill and they drafted some light hitting SS at 12. Courtney Hawkins went 1 pick later already been promoted twice. If you wanted a better SS Cory Seager drafted at 18 knocking the cover off the ball with power.

  11. #101
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    21,557
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by Toon88 View Post
    Its the direction of the whole franchise. Every team has bad contracts but you bringing up Castillo and Perez that was 3 years ago that they have left. What have they done first with the savings and second to improve the team? It doesn't matter how much savings they have they are not doing anything to improve the team just signing pieces to fill roster spots. We have terrible talent throughout the whole minor league system and this last draft certainly didn't help. So let me ask are the Mets now drafting and or avoiding International players because of money? They had so many holes to fill and they drafted some light hitting SS at 12. Courtney Hawkins went 1 pick later already been promoted twice. If you wanted a better SS Cory Seager drafted at 18 knocking the cover off the ball with power.
    We've had the Courtney Hawkins argument before, you don't draft for needs 1 or 2 years down the road. Cecchini's pick was made because finding .750 OPS SS who plays good defense are incredibly more difficult to find that .800-850 OPS OF which come a dime a dozen in FA and in the trade market.

    As for development all these guys are 18 years old and Cecchini was the most polished of the 3.

    Could it be a bad pick? Of course it could but predicting that is way too premature when these kids are so early in their development.

    They project Seager to play 3rd base btw as he moves up, not SS.

    http://fullcount.weei.com/sports/bos...-corey-seager/

    While Seager has played shortstop and second base throughout high school, scouts project him to move over to third base as a pro because of his large frame. At third, he could use his size to add muscle that would help him hit for power behind the plate.
    The Mets have a 3rd baseman obviously and 3rd base prospects as well (Rodriguez, Flores, etc)

    As for ownership, again we will see what happens in 2014. I am not a Wilpon apologist but these are the circumstances we are dealt with and there is little we can do about it.

    Hopefully if they don't spend in 2014, the next commissioner has enough sense to realize they are ruining what could be a great franchise.

    Till then we wait.
    Last edited by metswon69; 11-14-2012 at 03:14 AM.

  12. #102
    Join Date
    Apr 2008
    Posts
    15,380
    vCash
    1500
    Why is this thread still open when the story was a lie?
    Sandy Alderson says Mets' 2014 payroll will be more than $87 million
    (11/19/2013)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Alderson
    Payroll is $85 million this year. It was $85 million last year.
    (05/27/14)

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy Alderson
    I don't think we're that far away.
    (6 games under .500 before June. Not that far away from what?)

  13. #103
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Hill Valley, 1985.
    Posts
    7,792
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by metswon69 View Post
    I understand you're distrust in ownership and at the FO level but the Mets are clearing payroll of the albatross contracts over the last 3 years (Perez, Castillo, Bay and soon to be Santana).

    Now it comes down to spending.

    Does that happen? Maybe, maybe not.

    I can't ***** at the Mets for wanted to rid themselves of players like those i mentioned and even letting Reyes go (but it should have been by trade and not FA).

    It's about moving forward with the pieces they have and if this ownership isn't the one who's gonna spend then MLB needs to intervene (when Selig retires obviously because it won't happen till then) and find one that does.

    Till then we are 75 win team or worse.

    It's not about that though, or anything else for that matter, it's about the Coupons keeping hold of the team at all costs, at all costs to the fans and all costs to the city, and even at the cost of the league.

    They haven't invested a cent in this team for 3 years. In fact they have cut payroll by historic amounts, and despite that they will not spend another dime again this year.

    You know what a think about 2014, it's just more BS designed to keep the wolves at bay for another year, people have bought into the outright lie, that two contracts prevents a huge market team from doing anything whatsoever.

    Two contracts shouldn't be holding up any big-market team, they haven't got any money, that's the problem, not Jason Bay and JS.

    They have ditched big contracts left right and centre and have not reinvested a dime, Jose, Beltran, KROD, they sold BW for $3M, OP, Castillo et al

    Why is it going to be different with JB and JS?

  14. #104
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Hill Valley, 1985.
    Posts
    7,792
    vCash
    1500
    Quote Originally Posted by Toon88 View Post
    Its the direction of the whole franchise. Every team has bad contracts but you bringing up Castillo and Perez that was 3 years ago that they have left. What have they done first with the savings and second to improve the team? It doesn't matter how much savings they have they are not doing anything to improve the team just signing pieces to fill roster spots. We have terrible talent throughout the whole minor league system and this last draft certainly didn't help. So let me ask are the Mets now drafting and or avoiding International players because of money? They had so many holes to fill and they drafted some light hitting SS at 12. Courtney Hawkins went 1 pick later already been promoted twice. If you wanted a better SS Cory Seager drafted at 18 knocking the cover off the ball with power.



    1. Bingo.

    2. Bongo. Cecchini sucks.

  15. #105
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Queens, NY
    Posts
    51,116
    vCash
    1500
    Cecchini does not "suck" after a few months of pro-ball.

Page 7 of 8 FirstFirst ... 5678 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •