"Mr. Martin Tanner, Baritone, of Dayton, Ohio made his Town Hall debut last night. He came well prepared, but unfortunately his presentation was not up to contemporary professional standards. His voice lacks the range of tonal color necessary to make it consistently interesting. Full time consideration of another endeavor might be in order."
They both would have gotten paid if they asked for trades. Almost every team in major league baseball would have been knocking at our door for David Wright.
"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
Doubtful to say the least.
Granted, now is not the time to bring in expensive talent. But a voice in my head keeps telling me that he's going to continue to swap out expensive talent for minimum wage minor leaguers as long as the Wilpons are his employers.
And that i do not like. But we'll have to see.
Are you serious with the relocate question? You have been saying DW is all about the money like most athletes. Well if another team was going to give him that type of money your now saying he wouldn't relocate for the money?
He always stated he wanted to finish his career here. He also said he wanted to win and to know what the plan was.
If he was going to be unhappy and didn't like the plan some other team in contention would have paid him just as much and he would be winning games a lot sooner in a different jersey.
Could he have left and just gone anywhere he felt like and won there? I don't think so.
Do you think he likes throwing year after year away? I don't.
DW will be the Mets best ever player, he could not go to a single team and be their franchise guy, he can only be the teams signature player HERE.
I'm sure Spindy was persuasive enough, and I bet he didn't have to guarantee any payroll numbers either.
DW was a guy who wanted to stay, he would not have taken much convincing, but we'll see who is right in the end, I'll bet he was given some loose assurances, and that was enough.
I know you want to believe that DW only stayed because SA outlined a plan for world domination, but I bet that's not the case.
Can I ask you when you're going to start holding this team to account? or are you just going to keep making excuses forever?
So I am supporting that decision.
If that is his vision for the team and to clean it up from the bad contracts and change the foundation then I want him to see it through.
What I don't want is him to have a bump in the road by giving 3-4 year deals to guys like Cody Ross just because people like you want him to.
I have no problem with this team spending 200 million dollars. However it just isn't smart to do that when you are in the MIDDLE of a rebuild. You hand out the big contracts after the fact. An example is this.
Josh Hamilton is 31 years old. If we signed him are team would be better no doubt. No enough to make the playoffs better, but we would be better. However we would have to have signed him to a 6 year deal over 130. So in 2-3 years when all these minor league players are hopefully playing to potential Hamilton will be starting to decline and he will be making over 20 million a year. So now we are tied to a bad contract for a player that is on the decline. Seems counter productive.
Guys like Ludwick and Ross will only give us a few more wins and it won't matter. So anyone *****ing about winning 73 games compared to 70 is just wasting their time.
The GM says a lot of things including that they're not punting the 2013 season.
Tell me how Cody Ross or a couple of relievers totally destroys the future?
But we're going to go from 70 wins to 90 wins just like that...
If they're spending next year, why are they moving payroll over to 2014, instead of clearing the decks?
If you were running the Mets now, would you want as a low payroll a base payroll number as possible for 2014?