Friday, November 11, 2011

Mets Outright Evans And Pridie To Buffalo

According to Steve Popper of the Bergen Record, the Mets have outrighted Nick Evans and Jason Pridie to Triple-A Buffalo.

Having gone through all of this before, both are now allowed to elect for free agency.

I don't understand this move. I guess we'll find out the method to Sandy Alderson's madness soon enough.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

If Mets Want To Know Reyes' Thoughts On Free Agency, They Should JustListen To His Song

God bless America. The land where newspapers can make up the wackiest headlines, and get away with it.

Curious as to what I'm referring to? Check out this gem from the NY Post titled, "Rap song reveals Reyes' free-agent feelings."

Really? This song has been out for months and now it has this deep meaning behind it?

I've listened to Jose Reyes' song, and not once did I stop and think, "Wow, so this is what Jose thinks about his upcoming free agency." If you haven't seen this masterpiece from Reyes yet, go ahead and watch it.

I guess when there is no real news to report, you still have to find a way to get people to visit your site. Well done, NY Post.

Monday, November 7, 2011

To Jose, Or Not To Jose: For The Mets, That Is The Question

For months now, I have been going back and forth.

Is it a good investment for the Mets to sign Reyes? Or should they let him go, and invest the money elsewhere.

From a fan’s perspective, it is an easy answer. Sign him, no matter the cost. I mean, why not right? They technically don’t have to pay for it (except for higher ticket prices).

From a business perspective however, things get a lot more complicated.

Say what you want about David Wright, good or bad, Jose Reyes has become the face of the franchise, and people pay a lot of money just to Jose play.

Think about it, every aspect of his game is exciting, even when he is not on the field.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Brace Youselves Mets Fans, Wright Could Be Traded

According to Joel Sherman of the NY Post, the Mets will be listening to offers for the golden boy, David Wright.
“We will listen on Wright for sure...We know we are not going to win it all in 2012. We have to hope the Phillies get old and we are in position to take advantage of that in 2013-14, and we have to figure out ways to speed the process to get there.”
At this point, everybody is fair game when it comes to trades.

As the old quote goes, "We finished last with you, we can finish last without you."

Yeah, David Wright was a part of the 2006 NL East Mets, the last Mets team to make the playoffs. But who cares? That team didn't win the World Series, and at the end of the day, that's what counts. Not NL East titles.

The idea of hanging on to a player because he is homegrown is not enough of a reason.

Wright has been with the Mets for eight years now. In eight years he has failed to lead the team to the promised land.

So, time's up. If the Mets get an offer they like, they should take it.

No more hanging on to players because of the nostalgia. The 2006 Mets are long gone.

Let Wright go.