Posted 24 November 2013 - 09:28 AM
Can't kill Sandy for passing on Peralta for that kind of coin. But the Mets can't try to sell us on Quintanilla and/or Tejada...just like they can't try to sell us on Doofus...and I'm thinking more and more that this team is coming back more or less similar to last year's.
I think the company line will be that a number of young arms are going to get extended looks, either based on merit (Syndergaard, Montero) or opportunity, as arms inevitably find their way onto the DL (deGrom).
Basically, I think we're going to hear how 2014 is going to be another building block year to 2015, where THEN the Mets will start making the kinds of moves we were hoping they'd start to make this year. For now, I think it's going to be more Chris Young-type moves...hidden-value, very non-sexy deals.
I can't say this thrills me, and I really wish the Wilpons and Sandy would stop at even hinting that they're talking the talk when they have little intention of walking the walk, and all of this has the feel of ready-made excuses as to why Passive can never seem to get anything much of significance done. But can I really rightly get on him for not spending roughly $100 million or more to bring in a duo of Peralta and Granderson? Would I feel like those are slam-dunk moves? Probably not.
Edited by Colorado Rockies 1976, 24 November 2013 - 09:38 AM.
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