So gaga over Stephen Drew???
I'm not impressed
If this guy is holding out for big money I hope we're not gonna be the idiots.
If he's the "it" guy from the shortstop pool available, then I'm fine taking my chances with Santana
Santana was "solid" because he was on a great team. No one even noticed him. In reality, he was average at best. He made all the basic plays and rarely made a mistake. I wouldn't look to him for exceptional plays and he wasn't much of a hitter.
Except for the 22-24 million…but that's not our $$$$, right?
Part of the game. MLB revenue exceeded 8.5 billion dollars this year and each team received 25 million dollars in national tv money as well, which doesn't include the Met's revenues in relation to SNY (but is negated in large part due to their debt and lack of ballpark revenue).
Ironically, the Mets have the cheapest general seating price admission among the large market franchises in baseball.
Their average ticket goes for less than the league average ticket price and it's significantly lower than comparable markets. Now granted there is a lot of tertiary spending at ballparks (parking, merchandise, food) but you go to a Met game for 30 bucks and not spend another dime if you don't want to if you live in the surrounding area. And I've been to games in places like Philadelphia and Boston, parking still costs 20 bucks if you go by car.
The money is going somewhere and it's better spent on the players than going in the owner's pockets.
The risk of upgrading SS for a team that is unlikely to make the playoffs while giving up their first round pick? That seems like an unreasonable risk.
They have a protected 1st round pick and they already gave up the 2nd rounder for Granderson. What's a 3rd round pick and its slot allotment when they can upgrade at SS for multiple seasons? I know team projections don't have them being anywhere near the playoffs in 2014 but they could certainly be in 2015 depending on future acquisitions and how their young starting pitching continues to develop.
They have a protected 1st round pick and they already gave up a 2nd rounder for Granderson. What's a 3rd round pick and its slot allotment when they can upgrade at SS for multiple seasons? I know team projections don't have them being near the playoffs next year but they could certainly be in 2015 depending on further acquisitions and how their young pitching develops.
3rd round pick - fair point.
I still think that in the Mets' position they need to go after upside. Rafael Furcal would have been the player I would have targeted.