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  • 12/3/12
  • lizzz
David Wright is the foundation for future World Series Mets teams. He HAD to be re-signed for this reason. One good outfielder, and one good catcher....and we're good. Sandy will figure it out.
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  • 12/3/12
  • bbyjean616

David Wright is the foundation for future World Series Mets teams. He HAD to be re-signed for this reason. One good outfielder, and one good catcher....and we're good. Sandy will figure it out."

THis is a nice romantic statement but its entirely false. How can a thrity year old be the future of anything? The Mets will not be contenders by 2014, No way. At that time, Wright will be 32-33 and starting to make the most money in his contract, which will tie up payroll more as the Mets look to add pieces to contend. One Good OF ad C away huh? What about the two other OF spots, and bullpen? What about Power and speed which we have little or none of? What about a legitimate closer and ZERO pitching depth if our PROSPECTS dont turn out?

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  • 12/3/12
  • knarf0516
One good outfielder, and one good catcher....and we're good. Sandy will figure it out.
That's borderline delusional.
Try one good catcher, three good outfielders, at least one more quality starting pitcher, a completely overhauled bullpen, and a real secondbaseman. Then we're good.
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  • 12/3/12
  • alfolerud
You mean we are an entire bullpen, a star catcher and a star 2 OFer away from competing? Yup, sounds like we are really close.
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  • 12/3/12
  • alfolerud
When is the last time we had a good catcher?
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  • 12/3/12
  • oceans48
We need a lot. All Fred & Jeffy did was make a PR move that satisfied a lot of fans, yet did nothing to move this team forward. I like DW as much as the next fan, but like Branch Ricky said, we lost with you, we can lose without you. How has this move IMPROVED the team? If you like where we were with him, then enjoy the next 8 years....especially when he starts to decline.
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  • 12/3/12
  • alfolerud
LOL Whiffboy started declining years ago. And the Wilpons have no interest in improving the team.
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  • 12/3/12
  • oceans48
True and Truer!!
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  • 12/3/12
  • metsheart
Wright hasn't turned 30 yet. Turns 30 Dec 20th. Will be 30 for 2013 season. 31 for 2014. 32 for 2015. 33 for 2016.

You think 31, 32, 33 yrs old too old to still be productive at 3B???




Mets have some really good arms developing in minors:

Michael Fullmer
Corey Mazzoni
Domingo Tapia
Steven Matz
Tyler Pill



ThinkingTapia (turns 21 Dec 16) could be future closer (100 MPH). Working on secondary pitches. Took no-hitter into 7th inning this season in Savannah (A ball).




Baseball America (draft day 2011):

"Mets: Cal State Fullerton RHP Tyler Pill. Sturdy build that evokes Ian Kennedy. 88-91 mph fastball but plays up with deception and command. Average curve and solid-average changeup that flashes plus"




Trading 1 or 2 of those young arms for prospects Mets need at other positions seems like a good way to go. Maybe for players closer to bigs who're blocked by top player on MLB team.

Let's see what Alderson can work out. Maybe not trade for 2013. But 2014- 2015. When Wright'll still only be 31-32 yrs old in season.
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  • 12/3/12
  • metsheart
Try one AVERAGE RH catcher (even just to platoon), 2 AVERAGE OFers, legit closer & 2 AVERAGE middle relievers.

Mets had 2nd WORST BP in MLB. Had bottom of the barrel C. Below avg OF. Whatever warm body Mets put in LF will be waaaay better than Bay. Upgrade those spots to just AVERAGE & Mets will be in contention (at least for WC). They already have above avg SP. More good young arms on the way in minors. Murphy is ADEQUATE 2B defensively & top 1/3 offensively.

Pitching is what keeps teams in contention. See 2012 Dodgers. LAD scored 13 LESS runs than Mets but TWLEVE MORE WINS!!! LAD in WC hunt til end of season (LAD = 86 wins / STL = 88 wins). CIN scored just 19 more runs than Mets. But TWENTY-THREE MORE WINS!!!

PITCHING!!! PITCHING!!! PITCHING!!!
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  • 12/6/12
  • lizzz

" How can a thrity year old be the future of anything? "

Oh please stop....you're making Wright sound like he's over the hill already.

Maybe I was too optimistic, but you are very pessimistic.

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  • 12/6/12
  • lizzz

" That's borderline delusional. "

No, it's not. If Sandy gets one good outfielder, and any one (or two) of our existing outfielders has a good year (this IS possible, you know), then what more could we ask for?

Ike can have a full year like the 2nd half of last year...that IS possible. If RA stays, our pitching staff is great. Oh, and that catcher is definitely a necessity.

So, I'm not delusional at all.

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  • 12/6/12
  • lizzz
Well, not an ENTIRE bullpen....maybe 1/3 of it.
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  • 12/6/12
  • mrmet1986

It is all marketing. They need him to fill the seats. People will pay to see Wright, he moves jerseys and merchandise.

It was a good move by the Mets.

I like DWright. I don't care what anybody says. A LOT of teams would love to have him.

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  • 12/6/12
  • AdrianMonk

Making the team halfway tolerable is a worthwhile goal even if it doesn't mean the postseason. We watch games in July as well as October.
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