Colorado Rockies 1976 Posted December 11, 2018 Share Posted December 11, 2018 (edited) 4 hours ago, NJDevs4978 said: I do find it amusing the Mets have basically done something similar to what NFL teams do with their head coach when they switch to polar opposite personalities, when they fire a hard-ass they get a players' coach and vice-versa. In the Mets' case they went from King Passive to Rotisserie Man at GM. It could actually work if Brodie basically has free reign with the budget but he can't trade his way into a bigger budget. If the Mets actually gave BVW the leeway to spend on either Harper or Machado, they'd get my attention...I get that those contracts are dangerous and scary (even for relatively young guys like Harper or Machado), but either one only costs you a sh!tload of money...no players. And the issue right now is that the Mets don't have anywhere near enough of a player surplus to be able to fix some holes without creating others. As for Sandy, I'll always have theories about him, which I've already discussed a bunch of times. I would've liked to have seen what a truly motivated and engaged Sandy might have done (though I don't ever think he was terribly creative). I forget which offseason it was exactly, but when the Wilpons told him that they didn't have much to spend (I have a funny feeling they probably had told Sandy otherwise earlier), he pretty much checked out and decided he wasn't killing himself for the Mets anymore...I think he actually had (for him) a pretty aggressive plan that he flat-out had to scrap due to lack of financial support from ownership...from that point on, he was a disgruntled employee (and not one that I think really wanted the job much in the first place). And of course, he had his health issues...that can lead one to prioritize things quite differently in a hurry. And BTW it's becoming more and more obvious why BVW got the job...Jeffy is also at the winter meetings and apparently attached to BVW at the hip. Yep...now he gets to meddle and play Baseball Man to his heart's content. Edited December 11, 2018 by Colorado Rockies 1976 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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