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Mets, Wagner strike a deal

Postby Danimal » Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:42 am

Wagner, Mets strike deal on four-year, $43M contract
By Ronald Blum, The Associated Press
NEW YORK — Billy Wagner became the latest star to join the New York Mets, reaching a preliminary agreement Monday on a $43 million, four-year contract only hours after first baseman Carlos Delgado was introduced at a Shea Stadium news conference.

Wow. Relievers are raking it in these days.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:43 am

Yeah, pitching is SOOOOO bad that anyone worth anything gets 9-10 M a year now. Even bums get 7 M a year.
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Postby Danimal » Tue Nov 29, 2005 3:45 am

I think it's asking a lot for a reliever to stay healthy and dominate for four or five years. I think money can be better spent elsewhere.
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Postby Danimal » Tue Nov 29, 2005 4:12 am

Does this make the Mets the favorite to win their division?
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Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 7:29 am

Danimal wrote:Does this make the Mets the favorite to win their division?


I'm not sure how anyone can count out the Braves after what they've been able to do for 14 years but the Mets are going to make a nice run at their title.
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Postby BritSox » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:13 am

Danimal wrote:I think it's asking a lot for a reliever to stay healthy and dominate for four or five years. I think money can be better spent elsewhere.


I think the Mets are set up to compete hard for the next two years, rebuild for a couple and then go at it again. I don't think it particularly bothers them if Wagner is overpaid during their rebuilding.
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:46 am

I see nothing wrong with the Mets overpaying as long as they are overpaying for the right people. Time will tell but I like the choices they have made so far.
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Postby perlick29 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:47 am

Amazinz wrote:I see nothing wrong with the Mets overpaying as long as they are overpaying for the right people. Time will tell but I like the choices they have made so far.


I still wont go to the eye-sore that is shea. When are they getting a new stadium to go along with all this muscle?
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Postby Amazinz » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:53 am

Three seasons away. 2009, I believe.
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Postby perlick29 » Tue Nov 29, 2005 11:59 am

Amazinz wrote:Three seasons away. 2009, I believe.


thanks. go g-men.
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