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Come on guys.... we all know where this is heading. we just don't wanna admit it. They aren't gonna offer big contracts to Dickey or Wright. They will wait too long and think they still have a chance at signing them. They'll hit free agency and it's all over from there. We'll lose both for nothing, just like Reyes...
As much as it pains me to say it, if they don't resign by spring training, they need to trade both sooner rather than later. We could probably get Moustakas, Myers and more for a package of Wright and Dickey.
I know the Wilpons aren't going to show some cash for not only Wright, but for other players we need to be relevant again. Signing Wright only does absolutely zero (It gives you the same exact team as last season....whoop, whoop). We need Wright AND other stars to play with him like we had it in 2006. The Wilpons aren't going to do it.
So I want them traded while they're still a hot commodity. Sell high.
That makes absolutely no sense. If you think he wouldn't want to discuss an extension after a poor season, then that's a dfferent story, but 6/90 was more than fair at the time. He was no better than Adrian Beltre who got roughly the same amount.
But that's how YOU look at it, it's not how HE looks at it. He didn't ask for anything after 2011 because it made no sense, pro athletes with enough money for life already do not sell themselves short on cheaper contracts after a bad year. He had no need to panic.
Like Jose, he knows his best shot at the biggest payday comes in FA, not midway thru a deal after after poor seasons.
He'd never have signed 6/90, because he had no need too. These guys don't think 'Ooh I might be declining, quick let me sign anything before I fall off a cliff' they think 'I am still amazing, I will come back and be better than ever and sign a massive deal'
What makes logical sense is not always realistic or likely.
Pro-athletes aren't stupid enough to turn down guarenteed big bucks either. 6/90 is still not cheap you know.
6/90 is not cheap? I'll wait for him to sign that deal then, isn't that less than the Mets reportedly already offered which he laughed at?
I know your thought process, that poor years push guys into cheaper deals, but it's just not that simple, it really isn't.
These guys can shoot for the moon in FA, because they know, someone will pay, they always do, Jose got over $100M with one bidder...
I think the degree to which they bounced back was a little surprising. Reyes went from bad year to hitting title. Wright had struggled for a few years, and he probably would have been the 1st half NL MVP if there was such a thing.
Any Mets fan has to be seriously concerned by the list of priorities the idiot son outlined the other day. Probably the best baseball option on a team going nowhere soon, (the trade) was his 3rd best option. How can that be?
Easy, because the other two options protect ticket sales next season (at the very least), and on a team with one priority, (ownership status quo) - that's all that matters.
I still have a hard time believing that even these craven bare faced cheats and liars would stoop so low, but I would not rule out the possibility, esp. if they see that a trade doesn't work for them.
That doesn't seem like someone who really wants to sign someone does it? They are not going to publicly make it look like there is an ultimatum of sign the extension or you are traded.