Some want to WIN, others would like to win under certain parameters. Like the Coupons
You're right about business first, which is why baseball in comparison to the NFL and NCAAF sucks. It's ludicrous, players get paid when they stink, and there's no cap.
You'd think this would suit the Mets, but no, we have lousy cheap tack owners who have consistently failed to use that advantage.
In this case playing Bay et al, because you're paying them.
It's easy to say now that you would've done this, this, and this. But at the time circumstances are different. By that thought process, you would've demoted Ike Davis last year and missed out on his monstrous second half.
It's a judgement call, they were playing Bay when it was clear he was done.
Monstrous second half? let's not get carried away here.
He hit over 20 homers, but he wasn't exactly raking. He hit .221 is July, and .228 in September.
Overall, he had a weak season, OPS under .800, he hit .221. He hit 32 homers, but that's the only category he excelled in.
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Mets ownership was ranked top 5 and twice second to only the Yankees in the years preceding the Madoff scandal. They lost a lot of money they thought they had, the team underperformed on the field as well, and their resources dwindled significantly. Of course there are restrictions!
"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
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The Mets were not dumping Bay after one bad season...
The guy had averaged 30 home runs a season for his career to that point and was one of the better offensive LFs in the game, one bad year wasn't justification to drop a guy who had been that productive to that point.
Neither would any owner in baseball cut a guy they owed 58 million bucks to.
Last edited by metswon69; 02-04-2013 at 11:28 AM.
AdamRubinESPN Jose Valverde signing with #Marlins, according to @Enrique_Rojas1. So Brandon Lyon looks like final pen piece for #Mets.
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Unless we get K-Rod again.