Amazinz wrote:Red Sox offered $37.5 million over three years, part of the contract is vesting (non-guaranteed).
The Mets offered $38 million for three years guaranteed plus a vesting option for a fourth.
I just don't get it. The Mets don't seem like they are close to competing to me. Why do they continue to throw money after declining players in hopes of a quick fix?
Well first off let me preface this by saying that I believe Pedro will inevitably end up back with Boston. It may start off a bidding war with the Yankees but that's about it.
The simplest answer to your question is because they can and why not. The Mets are not that far away from being a contender as you're suggesting.
Martinez - Glavine - Benson - Zambrano - Trax
How many teams would have a starting rotation that deep? None? A couple?