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Postby ayebatter » Fri Jan 22, 2010 5:16 pm

StlSluggers wrote:Any chance that they’re going to do something even dumber, like trade Beltran as “punishment” for him having surgery???



They're going to make him watch GMJ play center. :-b
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Re: Report: Mets about to sign.....someone + head asplode!

Postby bigh0rt » Fri Jan 22, 2010 7:50 pm

StlSluggers wrote:Any chance that they’re going to do something even dumber, like trade Beltran as “punishment” for him having surgery???

Bite your tongue.
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Re: Report: Mets about to sign.....someone + head asplode!

Postby rookies and cream » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:39 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:
BitterDodgerFan wrote:well they're getting him for almost nothing.


^ This.

He sucks but at least we're not paying him.


Exactly. One mill a year, right? I don't see a problem with this move at all.
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Re: Report: Mets about to sign.....someone + head asplode!

Postby MasterX1918 » Fri Jan 22, 2010 9:05 pm

As a deal it's not that bad, but the timing is horrendous. for instance If the deal was made during spring training people would see it differently. Not to mention trading Brian Stokes when the only reliever they've signed this offseason is Kelvim Escobar and Igarashi makes it harder to rationalize.
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Re: Report: Mets about to sign.....someone + head asplode!

Postby Philliebuster » Fri Jan 22, 2010 10:39 pm

I don't like it at all. Matthews is selfish, and if he doesn't start he'll be another cancer in the clubhouse. I'd rather have seen Pagan getting the time in CF until Beltran comes back.
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Re: Report: Mets about to sign.....someone + head asplode!

Postby GiantsFan14 » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:21 am

rookies and cream wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:
BitterDodgerFan wrote:well they're getting him for almost nothing.


^ This.

He sucks but at least we're not paying him.


Exactly. One mill a year, right? I don't see a problem with this move at all.


well according to fan graphs he's been worth about -$8MM over the last two years, so if he continues like that you'd effectively be paying him like $5MM a year. paying anything for a guy with negative value is pretty much a bad move. plus he takes up a roster spot and will take away playing time from a superior player.
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Re: Report: Mets about to sign.....someone + head asplode!

Postby B-Chad » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:42 am

GiantsFan14 wrote:
rookies and cream wrote:
Grounded Polo wrote:
^ This.

He sucks but at least we're not paying him.


Exactly. One mill a year, right? I don't see a problem with this move at all.


well according to fan graphs he's been worth about -$8MM over the last two years, so if he continues like that you'd effectively be paying him like $5MM a year. paying anything for a guy with negative value is pretty much a bad move. plus he takes up a roster spot and will take away playing time from a superior player.


This +1 ^ For this reason a part of me is very upset with the Giants Bengie Molina signing. Sure $4.5 million and 1 year isn't bad, but if after the estimated super two period passes, he continues to get the bulk of the starts for the Giants over Posey, I'll be a bit pissed. Especially if Posey is raking in Triple-A and continuing to improve. It's not always about what you are paying a player, but what the opportunity cost of starting said player is. In the Mets case, not using a roster spot on Matthews Jr. and starting Pagan would have been a more prudent move.
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Re: Report: Mets about to sign.....someone + head asplode!

Postby AussieDodger » Sat Jan 23, 2010 2:48 am

StlSluggers wrote:Any chance that they’re going to do something even dumber, like trade Beltran as “punishment” for him having surgery???


Or sign Garland for 3x10mil ;-7 :-B

ZOMG their OF defense is going to be awful if Pagan isn't starting.
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Re: Report: Mets about to sign.....someone + head asplode!

Postby thedude » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:52 am

So the Mets are paying 2 million dollars over 2 years for a fourth outfielder. What is the problem here? This is a non-move. If he is a problem just release him.
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Re: Report: Mets about to sign.....someone + head asplode!

Postby Grounded Polo » Sat Jan 23, 2010 10:55 am

Philliebuster wrote:I don't like it at all. Matthews is selfish, and if he doesn't start he'll be another cancer in the clubhouse. I'd rather have seen Pagan getting the time in CF until Beltran comes back.


Pagan was great last year, he deserved to start even if Beltran wasn't hurt.

Matthews and Sheff are basically the same - well known team cancers with declining skills who the Mets picked up for nothing. Sheff did a pretty good job when he played, gave us some pop that no one had. Hopefully Matthews brings something to the table but not at Pagan's expense.
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