Here’s a post from diehardmets who gives a good example of what the Mets offseason might look like using the Boston Red Sox model from last Winter. The question is where do you want to spend. Overpaying on Shin-Soo Choo or Jacoby Ellsbury is just repeating the mistakes of the past. I would think our fans are intelligent enough to remember Jason Bay and realize that repeating that mistake for even more years and money is not […]
New York Mets COO Jeff Wilpon said the 2014 budget has already been discussed, and Sandy Alderson said he could have enough resources at his disposal to offer a $100-million contract, which seemed unthinkable last year at this time. Alderson also said it is conceivable the Mets’ payroll could be even smaller next year. Their payroll this season – excluding what they owed Jason Bay – was $88 million. The Mets will have roughly $40 million coming […]
I thought I needed to have my eyes examined when I came across this article by Andy Martino of the Daily News who asserts that the Mets would be wise to consider trading Zack Wheeler. Wheeler is an extremely talented pitcher, a gem that you don’t trade unless you receive a strong return. Like, say (and this is just me acting like a talk radio caller for a moment, not reporting on actual talks) David […]
Andy Martino of the New York Daily News wrote a column endorsing the Mets decision to resign Terry Collins to a two-year deal in a column he wrote in today’s edition. His piece doesn’t spend much time addressing the Mets won/loss record. I assume, like many, that he doubts that with the Mets’ rosters Terry Collins has inherited over his three years as Mets skipper, few other baseball managers could have squeezed out an appreciably higher […]
The Brewers scored two two runs in the top of the tenth to beat the Mets, 4-2, in ten innings on Saturday at Citi Field. Aaron Harang made his fourth start of the season for the Mets and it was undoubtedly his best and probably his last too. The veteran righthander allowed just one run – a solo homer by Carlos Gomez – in his six innings of work. Harang allowed five hits, waled two […]
MLB Trade Rumors posted some new information regarding pending free agent Shin-Soo Choo who has been connected to the Mets by various MLB executives in recent weeks. On of those baseball executives told Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, Choo could fetch as much as $90-$100 million on the open market this winter. Shockingly, Choo’s agent, Scott Boras, believes that figure to be too low. “As a custom of the industry, prognostications by executives this time of year are […]
It happens every year… You take a pass on going hog-wild in the offseason with the belief that a better crop of stars will be available next offseason. But as is usually the case, the best players end up getting signed to extensions during the season and those that make it to November usually re-sign with their former teams. Sometimes it’s all a matter of logistics and strategy. For example, let’s take a look at […]
As the season draws to a close, Met management may be flicking the occasional glance west toward Denver, home of a team with a similar won/lost record but with notably dissimilar team stats. While the Mets sit in the middle third of the league in both runs scored (10th) and pitching (8th), the Colorado Rockies present a study in contrasts sitting 3rd in the league in scoring but dead last in pitching. Strangely, some of […]
I wanted to update this post with two quick items that were reported in the last 24 hours. John Fay of the Cincinnati Enquirer who covers the Reds and has better intel than some of the speculation I’m seeing elsewhere (MetsBlog 4/$40), says that Choo’s strong season should put agent Scott Boras in a position to ask for at least a four-year, $60MM contract. That’s a starting point and not an ending point. Boras is also the agent […]
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