blankman wrote:Just one thing, why the heck would Manny bat 5th behind Floyd?
That makes 0 sense.
That's the first thing I thought when I read through it. Manny is a 3 or 4 hole hitter basically on any team you put him on, no less the Mets. Floyd would probably get some great pitches to hit, but you can't move Manny into the 5th spot for any reason.
B.J. Ryan isn't as young as you made him sound compared to Wagner (Ryan's almost 30), but it's still a solid acquisition. I agree in that Wagner wants big money, and in his mid-30's, he's not worth it. Ryan would fit the closer role, and like you said, Looper would probably be a nice setup man to have.
Nice ideas with LaRue and Overbay. Hernandez is a better all around catcher, but LaRue isn't a bad backup plan if/when Piazza walks. I'd most likely rather have Overbay over Morneau right now for the Mets because of defense and asking price. I could see Overbay hitting doubles all day long in Shea also.