The Wilpons re-signed Wright to keep the fans from going against the team. They will not re-sign anyone else legit. Again, it will just be the 4th place Met featuring David Wright. I'm not happy about it, therefore I could have cared less about Wright re-signing. Until I see Wilpon getting other legit players to play alongside Wright, the Wright re-signing was irrelevant because it just gives us the same 4th place team we've had the last 3 years.
If it wasn't fans and Wilpon's PR push, then explain, why didn't they trade him???? And don't give me that "they were going to re-sign him" boloney because everyone and their mothers knew they weren't going to re-sign Reyes.
What they should have done is re-sign Reyes. Completely rebuilding is overrated.
So lets say they had resigned Reyes. You do realize that we still would have been in 4th place with no future right???? You also realize that he didn't have that kind of monster season again right????
If we rebuild, guys like Harvey, Wheeler, Ike, etc. will all be expensive and they might even leave. We need to try and build a complete team sooner rather than later.
BTW, it's only been one season since Reyes's great season. He was still a very good player last year.
If we still had guys like Beltran, Pagan, and Reyes last year with the rotation we had, we might have even made the playoffs. The reason we got rid of those guys is because of the Wilpons. 2/3 of our OF was gone.
Highly delusional and maybe a bit narcissistic. Let me know the next time someone successfully organizes a fan union. Until then, the idea of fans speaking with one voice is a fairy tale.
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With that said, the Mets have never been hampered by a bad contract. They just signed Wright while they swallowed 25m from Santana and 18m from Bay. Theyve wasted a lot of money in the past that I don't want to get into. We're still paying Bobby Bonilla. If David Wright's 20 mill a year gets in the way of a 120 mill payroll, there are still bigger problems.
I dont like the way they manage the team much like a lot of people do, but lets be realistic. "Unless Wilpon opens the checkbook" ---- He just did open the checkbook!
I disagree about opening the checkbook. Wright was already on the team making $16M so the new contract is just an extension of that really. Opening the checkbook would be acquiring talent from outside the organization and spending good money on it.
I definitely agree that the team needs to make significant improvements. By no means am I saying that spending money on Wright improves the team.
What I'm saying is sometimes you need to open the checkbook to keep your own players, and in the grand scheme of things you're spending the same dollar.
The Mets cant be cheap for letting Reyes walk and then still cheap for signing Wright to a bigger contract.
And as much as I'd like to see them bring in top talent, I'm content for now letting guys develop. There hasn't been anybody significant on the trade block -- thats not in the last year of their contract -- and there hasnt been a good fit in free agency.
And on top of that, the current regime is still paying a large bill from the last regime. I think Johan Santana is a great pitcher but in 2011 we started the same amount of games.
We want them to spend more but they have a lot of dead money right now. I don't like the idea of spending into contention. You get into contention and you spend to get over the top. I want them to build a foundation first.
Last edited by Sandman; 12-16-2012 at 02:21 AM.
^ I wish you would post more.
We will need to spend to get into contention and put us over the top too. It's certainly possible with all the money we have coming off the books, so the excuses of not spending need to be over. Otherwise re-signing Wright was a waste.
Its a huge problem. They need to have a good farm system and have a good organization from top to bottom. Its not just to develop a whole team its to have chips to fill holes when you need to. We don't have to be the Rays, but we need to be more like the Dodgers, Angels and Phillies than the Cubs.As far as waiting to be build a foundation without spending, that is a pipedream as our farm system is not deep at all in terms of positional talent.
Signing Wright didn't put them in a position where they have to force a move and be stuck with an aging player in 2-3 years. We're about to get a few nice prospects from the Jays for Dickey, so the team looks like they're headed in that direction.We will need to spend to get into contention and put us over the top too. It's certainly possible with all the money we have coming off the books, so the excuses of not spending need to be over. Otherwise re-signing Wright was a waste.