It means we need to come correct if we want to challenge.
The Braves and Nats are built to last and the Phils aren't done yet.
It means putting forth the best effort to field the best team, but it also means we shouldn't over pursue.
Why should we stretch to try to open a 1-year window?
Stay the course! Doesn't appear to be anybody to spend the money on.
Let our young pitchers pitch. Our staff is going to need to be serious to compete with Atlanta and Washington for the next 4-5 years.
About this team could be better with a 75-80 million dollar payroll in 2014 then they ever were with 130-140 million payrolls in 2009, 2010, etc etc..
If they have that little payroll going into 2014 with 2 players under contract (3 if Dickey re-signs) there is no reason why they couldn't significantly improve the team with that much money to work with in an offseason.
And that is not asking to them be the New York Yankees, that's not even asking them to be the Minnesota Twins..
Last edited by metswon69; 12-09-2012 at 10:30 AM.
What point were you actually trying to make?
That it's possible the team might be better in 2014 than it was thru 3-4 disgustingly awful seasons?
It's not much of a point is it? I agree it could be.
Remember with only 2-3 players under contract, that supposed flexibility will start disappearing very fast with so many guys to resign etc It's a low start number but it's also a team with hardly any talent on it.
Now answer me why they don;'t RA is worth 2/25 or how signing guys on 1-2 year deals kills the future?
I know how you're all thinking , you're thinking if we tank as hard as possible this year, then everything will be much better next year, it's just not that simple.
The Mets don't want to pay anyone, whenever a FA is mentioned it's always the same story, yet everything is going to change next year and they're gonna start overpaying talent to come here?
Not buying it.
Last edited by Marty Mcfly; 12-09-2012 at 10:35 AM.
And my answer to your question is that this team is not ready yet..
Not with 2 premiere TORP guys (1 who hasn't pitched a major league game yet) ready and waiting.
If those progress the way they should next year 2014 will put them in a much better position to compete with an already similar record and a much better prospective roster with 2 seem to be aces headlining their rotation.
lolThe Mets don't want to pay anyone, whenever a FA is mentioned it's always the same story, yet everything is going to change next year and they're gonna start overpaying talent to come here?
David Wright says HI
And there hasn't been a big free agent that has looked to me like a good fit.
Last edited by metswon69; 12-09-2012 at 10:49 AM.
How do 1-2 year guys ruin the future? why is 2/25 too much for CY winner? why have they give themselves flex and then not spent a nickel?
The team was 'ready' to win every year for 5 years according to fans. media, the team itself etc, they won nothing, and actually embarked upon a truly disastrous 4-5 years.
TORP???? I don't know what this means, but you've penciled him in as an ace with one hand, and then stated that he's yet to pitch a single inning yet? Seems a bit contradictory to me.
I find your rationale extremely flimsy and simplistic, sorry but just saying 'we might have two quality young starters' isn't enough, why would we have a much better prospective roster?
Not buying it.
Tell me who the Mets are going to sign to make them contenders and how much they will cost?
The only hope is that Selig takes away the team from the Tampons
The Mets were confident in what they had, 2 potential cornerstone pieces, and began to build a team around them.
Pedro Martinez, Carlos Beltran for 2005.
That 2005 won 83 games, then they made those splashes in 2006 for LoDuca, Delgado, etc etc which was one game from the WS.
It's an incremental process.
Last edited by metswon69; 12-09-2012 at 10:55 AM.
2010 and 2011 weren't terrible seasons. They won enough games that if things had broken right or if they had a Wheeler or Harvey type over a whole season things could have been distinctly different.
Terrible seasons are what you would call the Cubs being this year or the Astros. Those teams need entire reconstruction, this team does not.
Wheeler, Harvey, Niese, Gee, and Dickey (if he is here) could be a much better rotation than any of those teams had in 2010 and 2011. And incredibly cheaper as well which should allow them to fix the other holes on this team.
Thats my point, you are getting similar production and a similar win-loss record for what the Mets were paying 140 million dollars to get.
Now after next season they can get that type of production for 1/4 of that 140 million dollars.
That should give this team money to spend with a roster already built to win 70-75 games before any FA or trades.
The george Allen philosophy doesn't work unless you can all in like the Yankees.
And even they are trying to get a payroll under 189 threshold.
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