Fireball Express wrote:Another useless trade where the Mets take on more salary. If I'm correct, doesn't Hidalgo's contract run through this year and next. This guy has been injury prone. He had 1 good year. I was satisfied with the Spencer/Garcia duo in the Mets OF for now. Maybe the Mets can turn around and package him for a real player. I'm glad they got rid of Weathers though. He always puts guys on base.
Still the Mets don't want to spend on stars like Vlad, but will waste money on average players like Hidalgo. I'm finding it very hard to be a Mets fan. I may just have to mail my jersey to Wilpon and tell him to keep it. I'm embarrassed to wear it.
The Mets can pay $ 2 million to buy out Hidalgo's contract for next year. Basically, he's being used as a rental for this year.
It isn't that bad of a trade, Hidalgo is a better player than you all are giving him credit for. He had a very fine season last year. I'm sure his power numbers will drop due to Shea, but he's still a better option than Garcia. He has a rifle of an arm too, so NY's defense just got a lot better.