Havok1517 wrote:Ken Davidoff of the New York Post reports that the door remains "slightly ajar" for Jose Valverde to join the Mets as their closer.
Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reported earlier this month that there was interest, and evidently the possibility remains.
I'm a New Yorker and frustrated Mets fan, who isn't a 'homer', and has accepted the sad reality of this team. This will be a bit long, but interesting.
I'm sorry to burst everyone's bubble, a healthy, no baggage Valverde will never be a Met unless he is willing to take a massive pay cut. They'll only consider him if there's something about him that lets them get him for dirt cheap.
Madoff screwed the Mets.
They have no money. They had issues paying day-to-day expenses last year and almost had to sell part of the team to cover costs. This is why they didn't sign anyone except for Wright because they needed a face of the franchise.
They had to have
another SP and since he was hurt last year, Marcum was cheap. To illustrate my point further, note that they have no outfield to speak of, and Delmon Young , who is injured, went for 750K and they didn't bite on him. My point:
They cant afford even the cheapest serviceable player. They will only spend on must-have roster spots, and only if they're cheap. Otherwise, they will make due with what they have.
I'm sorry, but Valverde will not be a Met. They will probably make due with Lyon or Parnell if Frank isn't ready.
I love mock drafts.