NYMetsIn2k4 wrote:I also listened to the fan yesterday, and Zambrano was not mentioned in the most recent trade talks. and why would you rather have Zambrano go over Heilman? Heilman doesnt have a solid role with the Mets, and he hasnt proven that hes anything spectacular, plus u need VZams to stay in the rotation so when Trachsel comes back he can take Ishiis spot. also Willie never outright said Seo would take Ishiis spot, he said Maybe well give other guys such as Seo a chance. the biggest thing said by Willie on the Fan yesterday, which is HUGE!... and i Quote;
Willie Randolph on Alfonso Soriano "He's a Tremendous Talent... and Was Like a Son to Me"
if this doesnt finally make all the skeptical mets fans believe we Need soriano to have a serious run, nothing will. Plus lets be realistic, with Sori eligible for arbitration at the end of the year, sign em for another good 4-6 years and youll have Beltran, Soriano, Wright, and Reyes! makes too much sense. Milledge will be good, Heilman im still unsure of, and i love Cameron but if these are the 3 wed have to give up to get Soriano, DO IT!
As mouth watering as having Soriano on the Mets seems to be, it's really not all that amazing. Now, don't get me wrong, I'd love to make this deal. For me, if the deal was Cameron/Milledge/Heilman for Soriano, the deal would be done in a heartbeat. However, thinking that you would be getting a .285 40hr 120rbi guy is just silly. Shea Stadium will put a HUGE dent in those numbers, probably to the tune of Soriano regressing back to 2004 form. That coupled with the fact that he is such a great fantasy player for 3 reasons: 1. Positional Scarcity (doesn't really apply to real baseball) 2.His sensational numbers (which will decrease twofold if moved out of that bandbox) and 3.Lack of OBP in 5X5...he is a much greater fantasy player than he is regular player.
All that said, don't expect the world, but if he winds up in Queens, I'll welcome him with open arms.