wrveres wrote: Lofunzo wrote:
I think that the Mets are gonna make a splash in the FA market in the offseason.
Yes, so do I ... There will be of ton of "Past their prime" veterans for the Mets to invest in this offseason.
Well the old Steve Phillips regime is gone. Maybe Jim Duquette will be no better than Phillips and maybe Wilpon screws it up so badly that it doesn't matter what GM you have. But so far under Jim Duquette that Mets have made some heady moves and I like the position he has this team headed in. Let's give him a chance to do his job before we make off-the-cuff assumptions.
wrveres wrote:Which means they will need to free up money this year .... or now!
The Mets don't have to free up money. There contract and FA situation is a thing of beauty right now. The only blemish on it is Fat Mo but fortunately insurance took care of that. The FAs that the Mets do have could all be resigned and there would still be enough money left to sign Ordonez, Delgado and Freddy Garcia. (Just speculating to make my point.) But the Mets have veterans that won't last with the team long enough to see this team become a contender. They would be far more valuable to contending teams and would allow the Mets to stock pile even more youth in what is one of the best minor league systems in all of baseball.
wrveres wrote:And for all you people that have Jose Reyes in the HOF allready. the guy, has had one good month ...
You're missing the point. It has nothing to do with whether or not Reyes and Kazmir pan out. You are absolutely correct; they could both turn out to be busts.
This team (if the right moves are made) is about two years away from contending. The Mets have so many good prospects now that some of them are bound to pan out. It makes no sense to trade away youth and potential for a player who 1. Won't make you an instant contender and 2. Will be arbitration-eligible and then a FA by the time the team is a real contender.
If the Mets could take a legitimate shot at the W.S. then you'd be crazy to turn a Soriano deal down but they are not. The trade would be pointless.