Alright, considering the Mets are my bag, let me go off on this one:
When we signed Mo Vaughn, he was good. he was coming off some great seasons, and looked to produce for us as well. then everyone realized how big he was.
Mo Vaughn had the 2nd fastest swing ever recorded at 81.9 MPH. first was mark mcgwire. I thought originally we signed him a little high at 17 Mil, but i was hoping it'd work out.
Then Fat Struck.
Mo Vaughn, despite his attempts, will never play in the majors again. those knees have been holding him up his entire career, and even more with that lean-in batting stance he has. an arthritic knee is no joke for a 260 lb. man. I know he tried to slim down in the offseason, but by then i was tired of his attempts.
Mo Vaughn must retire. He can go to another team, but i'd rather not have him on the Mets. We're turning young, with all our prospects. we don't need another veteran. We have Piazza and Floyd to teach the hitters, and Leiter and Track to teach the pitchers. Glavine could rebound from this season. I know he's getting older, but adjusting to playing for your former division rival is hard. I think he could do it this year, or he could pull a Vaughn and flop again.
In conclusion, Mo, don't come back. if you do, come back at 200 pounds so your knee can hold you up.