in his article this morning he says David should be optimistic about eventually winning a championship with the Mets BUT at the same time goes on to say that they should sign Dickey as it will give the Mets the opportunity to be a "long shot" playoff contender while Wright is at his best!! (which is true by the way unless the team raises payroll to 130 million or so)
then compliments our infield (as he calls Murphy a good stop gap) and goes on to say that leaves weaknesses in the bullpen,outfield,and catcher and that the Mets FO will almost certainly shop in the bargain basement for FA help because outfield help like Nimmo and catching help like Plawecki are years away (no kidding)
it's been a while since i've seen the headline of an article and the body of it's content be so disparate in nature
you're right we'd need everything you said to happen and more,unfortunately
did you see that the Giants non-tendered Wilson?...he's looking for a relatively inexpensive one year contract being that he's coming off surgery
worth a look as a low risk/high reward kind of player or is even he going to be too rich for us?
>>>"well, if EVERYTHING falls into place (Wright hitting .320 30 hrs, Ike hitting 40 hrs, Santana pitching solidly, Niese taking a step forward, Dickey duplicating 2012, Harvey becomes an ace, get a bunch of clutch hitter, Duda hitting 30 hrs) then yea, I can see this team being competitive lol. "<<<
LOL.. yeah exactly.. not to meantion getting our closer to pitch like Riveria, and Parnell and the rest of the pen to be tops..lol
Duda, assuming he is still here on opening day, really needs to up his game. We can't have Ike as the only other production bat supporting Wright in that lineup.
I feel confident that Ike will show that last year's bad first half was more a result of being out the prior year and then having to deal with valley fever.
I will be most interested to see if Ruben will continue to grow as a offensive player, or whether that last year and a half was just an oasis. I think he might be for real, but I think this year will really show us better waht type of hitter he could be going forward. But defensively, I could not be more pleased with him.
I love Neise, and have from day one. I think he'll do at least as well as this year, and very likely better.
I think this could be a better team this year, but I still think this team will have another transitional year.
"Dickey has been great for three years now. Not one."
I know...never said he wasn't.
longshot playoff contenders? Sure, but everyone needs to have a career year at the same time and/or be a medical marvel and suffer no ill effects from serious injury. For example we could win 90+ if....
1- Dickey goes 22-62- Niese continues to improve and goes 18-103- Harvey is the real deal and goes 15-74- Santana reattaches his arm with some duct tape and goes 14-85-Gee is okay and goes 9-86-Wheeler takes Gee's spot in August and goes 6-27- Everyone in the BP pitches at the best level they everhave, and Mejia and Familia don't stink as bad as they look like they will8- Thole hits 2709- Davis has a Monster year. 280-40-11510-Murphy is merely a bad fielder and hits 315-with 10 HR's11-Tejada hits 300, walks more, steals 15 bases.12-Wright hits 320-25 HR's13-Torres hits 260-12HR's and steals 25 Bases14-Dud-A Gets traded and we sign an average mahor league outfielder to replace him15- Find someone Baxter? who's average in LF.
Could all that happen? Sure, but you could win the lottery too. So sure, it COULD happen. Anything can happen. Odds are about 100-1 against it.
Yeah and his first blown save this board will be inundated with "I thought they fixed the pen" "Another blown signing".lol>>>>
whats wrong with that. in 2 off seasons the FO has delivered 2 consecutive dreadful bullpens.
that certainly could happen but it'd have to happen to quite a number of teams for us to move up into one of the WCs
there's always hope,that's why they play the games and you never know what team will emerge from the shadows and what unbeatable looking team will fail miserably
but the odds don't look good as of this moment,let's hope Sandy can find some way to make us over a bit at the Winter Meetings