Wouldn't you know it. When ALL Met fans should be unified in rejoicing, the Wilpon bashers and Sandy haters are still at it, playing down the deal, saying they still won't do any more to improve the team, and finding reasons to denigrate all. The off-season is just beginning. We're not even at the Winter Meetings and they're confident that we will do little more or even nothing.
This is a great deal for David, and a risky but fully warranted one for the team. It cements a vital member of the team's core for the long term. Now is the time to continue to build. I will not be disappointed if they also extend Dickey. I love and respect the guy, and think he is, and will continue to be, an outstanding pitcher for a few years. But his trade value will never be higher, and we can have a fine rotation without him. I'd love to see Sandy pry Myers from Drayton Moore (or some other top quality outfielder from anywhere) at the meetings next week.
We have several other needs to address, and it seems to me that Sandy has about $20 million in 2013 payroll flexibility to work with. Either with free agents or by trades, he should be able to acquire some pretty decent talent for this year as well as continuing to build for the future. The deal with David should demonstrate that they are committed to investing and trying to improve the Mets.
Former B'klyn Dodger fan. Mets Maniac since 1962.