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    • Wright worth 138M but Reyes not worth 106M?
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  • 11/30/12
  • viper99
Will this signing now stop all the criticism about Reyes getting 106M because Wright is even more overpaid?
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  • 11/30/12
  • 4545_ajd
Wright's contract is 8 years Reyes' contract is 6 years, Reyes is getting more per year despite Wright being the better player.

Edited 11/30/12   by  4545_ajd
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  • 11/30/12
  • Moses0507

Jose Reyes' game is based on his LEGS, and he's had a history of Leg injuries.

No way I wanted the Mets to sign him to that long of a deal, with that much guaranteed money

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  • 11/30/12
  • viper99

Who is the better player is debatable. They both have different skill sets.

Wright has more power, Reyes is way faster.
Wright is a middle of the order hitter and Reyes is top of the order.
Wright plays 3B, Reyes plays an even more premium position.
Wright is a game changer when he is hot, Reyes changes the game every time he get on base.

If I am given a choice of the two to build a team? I pick Reyes by a narrow margin.

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  • 11/30/12
  • fargol

"Jose Reyes' game is based on his LEGS, and he's had a history of Leg injuries.

No way I wanted the Mets to sign him to that long of a deal, with that much guaranteed money"

This wins the thread.

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  • 11/30/12
  • flushing21
Neither one was worth that. Mets made right move by letting Reyes walk. Actually they should have traded him for SOMETHING during the 2011 season. People forget. BOTH those guys were huge components of those epic collapses (2007 and 2008). They are nice players but NOT of winning pedigree and not worth their new contracts. Many were crying about losing Reyes. Well, we still finished 4th without him.
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  • 11/30/12
  • wright75
They both should have been career mets
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  • 11/30/12
  • shrenjg
Both good to great at their position.
Difference is premium lead off hitter vs. below average “middle of the order” hitter.
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  • 11/30/12
  • viper99

""Jose Reyes' game is based on his LEGS, and he's had a history of Leg injuries."

And Wright's game is based on his power and rbi's. Has that been worth it lately?

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  • 11/30/12
  • Moses0507

"And Wright's game is based on his power and rbi's. Has that been worth it lately?"

Wright hit 41 doubles, 21 Homers, and 93 RBI's last year while batting over .300

On a horrible team.

Thats pretty darn good.

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  • 11/30/12
  • Mort2112
Reyes speed is going down fast. 40SBs and caught 11 times?
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  • 11/30/12
  • johnyringo
Reyes sat on the top step and sulked thorugh collapse #1......Williies yankee rules were too tuff on him....he needs music in the clubhouse in order care about winning
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  • 11/30/12
  • shrenjg
Wright won't hit 3-4 on many teams, Reyes can lead off on any team.
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  • 11/30/12
  • viper99

2 good to great players don't make a team. When the Mets won the division in 2006 they had Reyes, Wright, Delgado, Beltran, Valentin, Alou, etc.

When the Mets won in 1986 they had Carter, Straw, Hernandez, Backman, 3B and a bunch of others.

The Mets now have Wright and a bunch of unproven support cast.

Which Ike Davis will we get in 2013? Tejada, Murphy? where is the OF, C?

Not the same, you can't expect this team to go anywhere.

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  • 11/30/12
  • Oldfan

<<"Jose Reyes' game is based on his LEGS, and he's had a history of Leg injuries.
No way I wanted the Mets to sign him to that long of a deal, with that much guaranteed money"

Agree.

Jose's a very good player, but that was a tough contract to match. I think w/o the injuries, he'd still be a Met.

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  • 11/30/12
  • 4545_ajd

"And Wright's game is based on his power and rbi's. Has that been worth it lately?"

Worth 6.7 Wins above replacement, good for 4th best in the entire league last year.

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  • 11/30/12
  • Moses0507

"Wright won't hit 3-4 on many teams, Reyes can lead off on any team."

First off, you are wrong. David Wright would be a solid 3-hitter for A LOT of teams.

And a run producer in the middle of the lineup is More Valuable than a leadoff hitter.

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  • 11/30/12
  • jets_mets
Id pick Reyes to for the next couple years. Wright stays healthy much more often and Reyes with all his leg problems is much more likely to decline and fast.
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