If our back-end of our rotation flops or guys get injured, we are ****ed. We will have to shell out a ton of money for back-end starters which sucks.
He also had a better K/BB ratio, better strikeouts per nine, the same HR per 9, along to go with that better FIP and XFIP.
If anything they were pretty equal at worst with Gee having more than a good case explaining why he was the better pitcher until the injury.
So now you are dealing two number 3s for a possible .850 to .900 OPS OF (like Ace just mentioned translating AA stats to MLB stats)
Those type of OFs come on the market way more often, could be acquired this offseason nevermind next offseason if the Mets really wanted to, and are easier to get than quality SP.
Will Myers end up being an exceptional player? Probably but you aren't getting full potential type of production right out of the gate from him guaranteed.
At least we have a pretty good idea what Niese and Gee are in 2013 and 2014.
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Our rotation would be much less of an issue as we'd have Dickey, Santana, Harvey, Gee, and maybe a Pelfrey for the 5th spot. Still pretty good, a few question marks, but still solid overall. Wheeler would step in for anyone who gets hurt, and I'm sure someone out of that bunch will get hurt.
I wasn't much of a Gee fan coming into 2012, but he's a smart pitcher that has learned how to use all four of his pitches to get swing and misses and grounders. He was really having a nice season before the freak injury.
Mejia is a high upside, but risky arm so I wouldn't mind dealing him. If he fulfills his upside though, the Royals would be very pleased with the deal imo.
Call me when they finish over .500.
They have to find an effective combination of guys especially from the left side.
I don't trust Carson much, if they can bring in a JP Howell or someone who can help Edgin that would certainly sure up the bullpen in some respect.
Even Feliciano if he has anything left could help but only on a minor league deal.
The problem with a young bullpen is innings, the ability to get out guys out in clutch spots, and possible inconsistency issues. They should try to bring in some veteran pieces like a Wilson, Grilli, Cruz or someone of that nature.
Last edited by metswon69; 12-01-2012 at 06:07 PM.
That's why i would like to see some the Mets acquire a veteran piece or two, guys with proven major league success even if relief pitchers can be bi-polar year to year.
I am sure they could find someone not named Tim Byrdak or Manny Acosta.
I agree completely with this, they can't get a couple of good vet relievers?
The argument that relievers are up and down is completely silly, what you gonna do, never sign a good reliever?
It is not a complete crapshoot either, otherwise the Mets would luck into a good bullpen every now and again.
The 2012 Mets were 23.1 WAR. Add Beltran, Reyes and Pagan and they'd have been 33.5 WAR. The 2012 Giants were 33.8 WAR.
The Mets aren't that far away from being a contender. Had it not been for the fire sale they would have been contenders last year. The problem is ownership needs to spend money on talent. Dealing the team's two 6 WAR players moves the team backwards not forwards. The solution is simple. The Coupons need to spend, either on free agents or through trade.
Since that will probably not happen next year, the Mets are actually very far away.
"The 90 wins is about challenge. It's about changing the conversation. It's about framing questions for ourselves as to how we get there. So I stand by the notion that we need to get better, and in doing so we need to set concrete goals for ourselves so that we have sort of specific conversations among ourselves about how we're going to get there." -- Mr. Alderson