The Mets Lose Jose Reyes to the Miami Marlins
I’m tired of arguing with some Mets fans on this, so in order to appease the masses, here’s the Disney version of events. Sandy Alderson made Reyes a very solid five-year, $88 million dollar offer, but the Marlins topped it with an additional sixth year which was enough to lure the prized shortstop away. Alderson gave it his all and left no stone unturned, but came up short in the end. (everyone feel better, now?)
Mets Reel In A Couple Of Relievers
The Mets signed relievers Jon Rauch (one-year, $3.5M) and Frank Francisco (two-years, $12M) to bolster what was a shaky pen. Another great cartoon by Gary Finkler from the 7th Inning Sketch.
Mets Swap Pagan For Two Giants
The Mets traded Angel Pagan to the Giants for right-handed reliever Ramon Ramirez and journeyman outfielder Andres Torres who is expected to replace Jose Reyes as leadoff hitter next season.
Blame These Guys
Another ho-hum Winter Meetings courtesy of Fred, Saul and Jeff. There will be more blood-letting in 2012 all under the guise of some master plan to be relevant in 2014. Don’t you believe any of it.
Used Car Salesmen Make Awful Baseball Commisioners
Bud Selig is to the Wilpon family what a drug pusher is to an addict. Selig is an enabler and the only hope for Mets fans in 2012 is that he will finally retire after the season. Hopefully a newly elected commissioner will force Wilpon to sell… But what if it’s Sandy?