cannonarm21 wrote:Last year, Vlad signing with the Angels sort of fell out of nowhere. From what I remember he was real close to signing with 2 other teams.
I thought one was the Mets, he is telling me I am wrong.
Does anybody remmeber this? Any documented proof would be great.
The Mets submitted an insulting offer to him. Technically they were in the bidding, but Vlad's agent dismissed them well before the contenders were narrowed down. It was an embarrassing pre-rejection rejection. I think their offer was literally half of what he was asking for in terms of term and monetary comp. The Mets said they weren't certain how his back would hold up.
We all know how off that was. Hence, a new GM this year. So, to answer your question, he was never close to signing with the Mets.