Why are you assuming trading RA wasn't about the money they would have had to pay him 12 mill plus in 2014 or risk losing him for nothing? Sandy got a nice deal for him, sure. But how do you know the impetus wasnt to proactively avoid paying a high salaried player?
Originally Posted by dunbummin
Sandy has been GM for two seasons. After his first season, he jettisoned Reyes. I'm sick of everyone telling me how this was just an error, a miscalculation if you will.
A conscious decision was made to protect revenue during the 2011 season. No one in the Mets forum thought he was going to sign for anywhere near the $80 million that Sandy apologists are now saying he thought he could sign him for. No, he held on to Reyes knowing full well he was going to lose him for a draft choice after the season. Guess what folks: That's not rebuilding.
This season he traded Dickey. Two seasons, two expensive players gone. That's a pattern. Small sample, sure, so we'll have to see whether it continues or not. But I'm not signing on to this whole idea that we're rebuilding for the future just because they traded RA Dickey for a bunch of kids. Maybe Sandy is just turning the Mets into The Oakland A's East.
Maybe. We don't know.
We won't know until we see them retain expensive players as they mature or bring in expensive players when they're ready to make a run for a championship.
Until then, I'd be careful about making any assumptions as to the direction of this team.
Last edited by fanofclendennon; 12-24-2012 at 10:11 AM.
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