exactly, diaz is a young talent, and id like to see him in rightfield when willie tells em 'this is your job'. he showed great promise early on, and you cant call him streaky since he hasnt had nearly enough time in the majors to tell what he is. he showed good power, not so good defense, and thats about it... i honestly dont think that asking price is too high!
Mets fans! Come on now! All i keep hearing is fellow Met fans complaining that were throwing away our future if we trade milledge, heilman, etc... Reyes, Wright, Beltran, and Soriano... now thats a future... Pedros here for 3 more years after this, prolly only 1-2 of which is still solid, Milledge wont make an impact till the latter part of that contract, our move needs to be made now! our pitching staff is shaping up greatly with Benson and VZams pitching very good, now add in Pedro and the best lineup in the NL East(with Sori) and thats a very good ball club... granted we could use some bullpen and maybe a more solid closer, but for right now this is bestcase scenario! Its not like Soriano is 35 years old here... hes 29! and according to Willie "He was like a son to me" Come On!!! combine that with Sori bein arbitration eligible at seasons end and thats when we Resign him till hes 35!!!
Last thing im sayin... over the last 5 years or so the Mets have had the oppurtunity to sign premeire players like ARod and Vlad... we passed... but this season we made a move for Beltran, finally... lets capitalize on that! With Piazza leaving after this year(most likely) we can afford Soriano! Its a must right now... put it this way, if the Mets are willing to give their best prospect last season for an unproven and wild VZams (Kazmir)... then why the hell wouldnt they do the same for a Solid Proven Super Star in the Majors, who can play in the bright lights NY!!!