Can we get an ooops from...
the guys who have been inundating this board for months with GUARANTEES that the Mets would not sign Wright and calling anyone who thought differently a fool?
the guys who have been inundating the board for months with conspiracy theories about how the organization had a master plan to paint Wright as greedy and let him walk?
C'mon guys. The rest of us had to deal with months of this sh*t from you. You can do it! Give us an ooops. Show the world you have at least one testicle
Yeah, considering we'd already seen the "slander and walk" tactic with Reyes, and almost saw it during the season with Davis, I had EVERY reason to believe that the same would happen to Wright and possibly Dickey. I'm very happy to admit I was wrong, but in no way will I apologize for my opinion, and will wait to see if this is genuinely a turn for the better, or if this is just one bright spot in an otherwise dark future.
With ANYTHING dealing with the Mets, the proper view should be "I'll believe it when I see it", and I haven't seen enough to think that they're going to honestly turn things around. Not yet, at least. With all the damage the Wilpons have done, JUST signing Wright is no longer enough.
The Wright contract is not a surprise. I like Wright, but let's not make it more than it is. He was signed for 2013 already and the commitment to him is for roughly the same annual $$ going forward. So by signing Wright to a long term extension they are in the same place they were in 2012. No better. No worse.
Let's see them increase spending to improve the team, not just maintain status quo.
If all they did this winter was sign Wright and Dickey and a couple of bottom of the barrell free agents does that make the team better? Would you be happy?