They aren't a joke at all. They have a formula. Sign big ticket FAs to heavily backloaded contracts in an effort to win immediately. If (or more likely, when) it doesn't work out, dump the players and avoid the payroll hit, and acquire quality young prospects in exchange. Nicolino, Alvarez and Eovaldi (who they got from LA in the Hanley deal) will bolster their rotation in a few years, Marisnick will give them a good bat in the middle of the lineup, and Hechavarria could mature into a decent replacement for Reyes. If they can find teams so overly eager to win now (spelled d-u-m-b) that will take on those outrageous contracts, more power to them.
Originally Posted by kyubi256
Former B'klyn Dodger fan. Mets Maniac since 1962.