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In Topic: Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

Yesterday, 05:25 PM

Not thrilled with 5/25 here - I recognize that it's the market price and so on, but the 5th year could very well be brutal.  Would've rather gone 4/22 or something like 7/30.  


I'd argue it's below market price given some of the FA stupidity this offseason (see: Capitals, Washington)

In Topic: Andy Greene Signed +5 years @ $5M Per Season

Yesterday, 05:24 PM

People are really complaining about five years when he would have easily got six years and probably six million or more on the open market?

In Topic: Official 2014 New York Mets Thread

29 July 2014 - 07:07 AM

The Mets have until the end of August to move Colon; nobody is going put in a waiver claim with the intention of blocking him next month, not with $11 million due to him next season. 


The one thing I don't want to see with Colon is the Mets having to eat a X amount of dollars and getting crap in return. I'm on board with trading him and using his salary to address other another hole(s) next season, but I think there does come a point where you have to ask if it's worth eating a few million and still getting junk back versus keeping him as your #4 or #5 entering next season (especially given pitcher attrition rates).


It wouldn't even be the end of the world if they don't move Colon till the offseason unless (and this is a big risk for a 41-year old) he gets hurt or his stuff goes to **** before then.  That's the main reason there's a certain amount of urgency to move him, but Sandy's shown in the past he's very...deliberate before making a trade.

In Topic: I Have No Idea What I'm Talking About

29 July 2014 - 06:55 AM

Lou's certainly been more proactive at keeping guys since the Parise fiasco.  He even admitted as much at the Cory press conference.

In Topic: Official 2014 New York Mets Thread

29 July 2014 - 06:54 AM

Turning the pre game Gary mentioned "Reading the tea leaves, it doesn't look like Colon will get traded/Mets will do much at the deadline"


I was in another room when he said it but that's pretty close to his exact quote


Not good. No reason to keep that bloated salary around any longer. We're not contending this year and can get a pretty good piece for him. Could be just a smokescreen, but he really needs to be traded and Noah brought up.


'Reading the tea leaves' meaning going by Sandy's quote that he doesn't expect a trade :P

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