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Postby bigh0rt » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:21 am

SO thrilled!!!!
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Postby pokerplaya » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:32 am

Go Reyes! Go Mets!

Call me greedy but....

Go Wright!! Go Mets! :-D
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Postby Submariner » Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:47 am

Signing a speedster to a long-term deal? Heh. I wish the Mets luck with that.
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Postby ukrneal » Fri Aug 04, 2006 3:58 am

Submariner wrote:Signing a speedster to a long-term deal? Heh. I wish the Mets luck with that.


He's young thogh, so chances are much better than other deals with older players. Risk is lower, despite his injury threat, which seems to have receded.
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Postby hybrid » Fri Aug 04, 2006 4:59 am

Submariner wrote:Signing a speedster to a long-term deal? Heh. I wish the Mets luck with that.


I'm somewhat curious what you actually mean by this comment. It's pretty obvious he brings more to the game then just speed if you have watched him enough. Also the deal expires when he will be 27/28, so it's hardly a deal that will haunt them due to age or money.
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Postby TaturCity34 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:12 am

hybrid wrote:
Submariner wrote:Signing a speedster to a long-term deal? Heh. I wish the Mets luck with that.


I'm somewhat curious what you actually mean by this comment. It's pretty obvious he brings more to the game then just speed if you have watched him enough. Also the deal expires when he will be 27/28, so it's hardly a deal that will haunt them due to age or money.

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Postby Submariner » Fri Aug 04, 2006 5:54 am

hybrid wrote:
Submariner wrote:Signing a speedster to a long-term deal? Heh. I wish the Mets luck with that.


I'm somewhat curious what you actually mean by this comment. It's pretty obvious he brings more to the game then just speed if you have watched him enough. Also the deal expires when he will be 27/28, so it's hardly a deal that will haunt them due to age or money.


Actually, I don't watch him at all. But that just saves me from the he-sure-looked-slick-on-that-play bias. A lot can happen in the next few years. Just think how much changes from year to year alone. That's mostly my point. I think because we play fantasy, we get a little more excited about stolen bases than perhaps we ought. Is he a good defender? I don't know because I don't really need to know, but even then, many shortstops are also good defenders. He's not a poor hitter, but he's not a great one either. And simply because he's young does not necessarily mean he'll become one. But my thinking has always been too small-market, and of course the Mets can afford such risks. I can just think of better risks to take. Word.
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Postby ukrneal » Fri Aug 04, 2006 6:33 am

Submariner wrote:
hybrid wrote:
Submariner wrote:Signing a speedster to a long-term deal? Heh. I wish the Mets luck with that.


I'm somewhat curious what you actually mean by this comment. It's pretty obvious he brings more to the game then just speed if you have watched him enough. Also the deal expires when he will be 27/28, so it's hardly a deal that will haunt them due to age or money.


Actually, I don't watch him at all. But that just saves me from the he-sure-looked-slick-on-that-play bias. A lot can happen in the next few years. Just think how much changes from year to year alone. That's mostly my point. I think because we play fantasy, we get a little more excited about stolen bases than perhaps we ought. Is he a good defender? I don't know because I don't really need to know, but even then, many shortstops are also good defenders. He's not a poor hitter, but he's not a great one either. And simply because he's young does not necessarily mean he'll become one. But my thinking has always been too small-market, and of course the Mets can afford such risks. I can just think of better risks to take. Word.


I think the Twins, Royals, etc. would all willing to take such a risk on one of the best SS in the league, considering he could get even better. His defense is fine (range at or above average) and should get better too. His hitting is good and getting better and is close to being great. So overall, I don't think this is much of a risk. If he continues as he is, he'll be worth well over 12M per year. And even if he doesn't and stays ecactly at this level, 4M is more than reasonable.
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