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Postby Amazinz » Fri May 28, 2004 4:33 pm

Probably not until next year but the Mets are considering moving Reyes back to SS and Kaz to 2B according to the NY Post.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri May 28, 2004 4:35 pm

From a fantasy perspective and from the Mets perspective, it makes a lot of sense. I can see Matsui giving them a hard time, though. Didn't they promise him the SS job??
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Postby Amazinz » Fri May 28, 2004 4:39 pm

His initial reaction (if you believe the Post, lol) was positive. I am not sure if there were promises made but he was definitely under the impression he would be the SS for 3 years. But this arrangement was made under the assumption that he was a gold glove caliber SS which he has not lived up to. He's still getting used to playing on a natural surface but he has looked bad on some of these errors.

I really like Kaz but SS is your most important position and Reyes IS the better SS IMO. This would be the right move for the Mets.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri May 28, 2004 4:46 pm

Kaz is O.K. but Reyes has a cannon while Kaz has a shotput. :-D
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Postby warrick95 » Fri May 28, 2004 6:35 pm

ESPN Insider says that they want to draft Stephen Drew at #3...why...I don't know. Drew might be able to play the hot corner, but most have him projected as a SS or 2B...middle infield. It dumbfounds me why they signed Matsui's overrated self anyway.

What would happen in that scenario? How many years is Kaz signed for? Drew should be MLB ready in a couple of years.

Reyes is definitely the better player...he's the younger kid with the higher ceiling. Let him play shortstop.
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Postby Amazinz » Fri May 28, 2004 6:52 pm

The insider info on Drew comes from a Newsday article by Heyman, I believe. It pretty much said that if the pitchers NYM wanted were gone they wouldn't pass on Drew just because David Wright is ready now or near ready. They will take the best player available despite need according to Heyman.

Kaz is signed for 3 years and tapping into the Asian community and television revenues was the Mets primary goal. Remember that 3B who turned them down a year ago? Can't remember his name but the Mets wanted there very own Japanese player badly.
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Postby Lofunzo » Fri May 28, 2004 8:23 pm

Norihiro Nakamura really left the Mets at the altar. :-t
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