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    • WITH WHAT SEEMS LIKE A WILLINGNESS TO SPEND ON MID TEIR FA'S
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  • 12/5/12
  • saztastic2012

Should the Mets hold off on trying to trade Dickey and just sign a couple of guys like Ludwick and Ross?

If they are willing to as reports say sign a couple of this guys to make the as promised significant upgrades to the OF and Catcher should we still trade Dickey or Neise?

I say NO! I only considered a trade if it was the only way to improve some of the holes we had.

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  • 12/5/12
  • burningmyeyes
Does Sandy know the Winter Meetings are going on? Im not sure Jeff let him out of his sand box yet.
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  • 12/5/12
  • murphstates
Ludwick is resigning with the Reds for $7 million per and Rubin has a team insider quoted saying that is more than they want to spend.
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  • 12/5/12
  • Oldfan

If thae Mets want to bring in a FA, they'll need to overpay.

Ludwick's a prime example. Why would he leave Cincinnati, where he had good success last year to head to NY and play in Citi Field? Why would he choose a team that's likely headed to the playoffs for a team that's likely headed for a repeat 4th place finish? The only reason any player would do this is the $.

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  • 12/5/12
  • saztastic2012

That the best you can comne up? Why even waste my time and yours with such meaningless post?

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  • 12/5/12
  • saztastic2012
Does not have to be him, Im just talking in general as their are a lot of those type of guys available.
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  • 12/5/12
  • murphstates
Not anymore.
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  • 12/5/12
  • alfolerud
We were not close to making the playoffs last season. Adding one or two middle of the road hitters will NOT help us get there.
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  • 12/5/12
  • Kranesback
They are being way too selective which usually means that he will either do nothing or make some last minute panic moves like last year. They need a catcher, but no good FAs are available which means asking price in any trade will be high. They want older cheaper, but respectable outfielder to hold the fort for a year or two, but don;t seem to want to go above what it would take to bring back Hairston. They are considering moving Dickey, but the asking price appeards to be too high for most teams. This is how you end up with nonsense like having Francisco as a closer and Andres Torres in center field.
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  • 12/5/12
  • saztastic2012
Whyat are you talking about? How many of the mid teir FA OFS signed?
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  • 12/5/12
  • melloca
The problem is they are too expensive right now to Sandy Alderson's and ownerships liking. Even Scott Hairston maybe too pricey for the Mets taking.
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  • 12/5/12
  • murphstates
Hairston is probably the best one left unless Reed Johnson, Cody Ross, Austin Kearns, Matt Diaz or Jeff Baker piques your interest.
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  • 12/5/12
  • saztastic2012

Yes and no, 2 new players from the start of last year most likely would not, HOWEVER there have already been a number of changes made during the season,

The rotation started

Santana
Dickey
Neise
Pelf
Gee

and baring a trade will start 2013

Dickey
Neise
Harvey
Santana
Gee

And should end

Dickey
Neise
Harvey
Wheeler
Santana

The pen has been very much reworked already

Gone Acosta and his mid 6 ERA over 97 innings, E Ramirex and his mid 5s ERA over 23 innings, Hafner and his low 5s ERA over 93 innings (might get a second look but wont get so many innings if he stinks) Batista and his near 5 ERA over 46 innings,

And if you actually watched the Mets games you would know when the hitting was going well for the first half of the year the pen would continue to screw the offense and rotation out of wins,

Mets offense was a second tier offense scoring 650, Top teirs scored over 700 and there were only about 5 or 6 who did so, The lowest of these upper tier offfenses wer the braves who scored 700 runs,

Do the math here that is 50 more then us, But wait a minute we got ZERO from Bay, Torres and Thole and two of those guys if not all three will be replaced,

Anyway I think this post will fall on deaf ears anyway.

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  • 12/5/12
  • saztastic2012
COmpletely unfounded statement.
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  • 12/5/12
  • saztastic2012
Actually Cody ross and Austin kerns along with Hairston are upgrades so yes Id take them and think they improve our offense but you have forgotten a bunch of guys.
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  • 12/5/12
  • edmet
which ross? didnt he already sign with boston? ooops, cody ross, still a fa, OK.

Edited 12/5/12   by  edmet
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  • 12/5/12
  • saztastic2012

Most recent list I have seen

10 Melky Cabrera Giants OF 28 459 11 .346 60 Signed by Blue Jays; 2 years, $16M
3 B.J. Upton Rays OF 28 573 28 .246 78 Signed by Braves; 5 years, $75M
7 Angel Pagan Giants OF 31 605 8 .288 56 Signed by Giants; 4 years, $40M
84 Juan Pierre Phillies OF 35 394 1 .307 25 Signed by Marins; 1 year, $1.6M
31 Jonny Gomes Athletics OF 31 279 18 .262 47 Signed by Red Sox; 2 years, $10M
9 Shane Victorino Dodgers OF 31 595 11 .255 55 Signed by Red Sox; 3 years, $39M
12 Torii Hunter Angels OF 37 534 16 .313 92 Signed by Tigers; 2 year, $26M
1 Josh Hamilton Rangers OF 31 562 43 .285 128 Unrestricted
2 Michael Bourn Braves OF 29 624 9 .274 57 Unrestricted
4 Nick Swisher Yankees OF 31 537 24 .276 93 Unrestricted
14 Scott Hairston Mets OF 32 377 20 .263 57 Unrestricted
17 Cody Ross Red Sox OF 31 476 22 .267 81 Unrestricted
19 Ichiro Suzuki Yankees OF 39 629 9 .283 55 Unrestricted
23 Gra-Wow G.rady is an objectable word??????dy Sizemore Indians OF 30 268 10 .224 32 Unrestricted
24 Delmon Young Tigers OF 27 574 18 .267 74 Unrestricted
41 Nyjer Morgan Brewers OF 32 289 3 .239 16 Unrestricted
45 Kosuke Fukudome White Sox OF 35 41 0 .171 4 Unrestricted
46 Rick Ankiel Nationals OF 33 158 5 .228 15 Unrestricted
47 Jason Bay Mets OF 34 194 8 .165 20 Unrestricted
49 Alfredo Amezaga Cubs OF 34 77 0 .182 4 Unrestricted
50 Austin Kearns Marlins OF 32 147 4 .245 16 Unrestricted
51 Darnell McDonald Yankees OF 34 88 2 .205 9 Unrestricted
52 Andruw Jones Yankees OF 35 233 14 .197 34 Unrestricted
53 Reed Johnson Braves OF 36 269 3 .290 20 Unrestricted
54 Travis Buck Astros OF 29 74 0 .216 6 Unrestricted
78 Matt Diaz Braves OF 34 108 2 .222 13 Unrestricted
80 Mitch Maier Royals OF 30 64 2 .172 7 Unrestricted
89 Brian Bixler Astros OF 30 88 2 .193 7 Unrestricted
83 Juan Rivera Dodgers OF 34 312 9 .244 47 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $4M
16 Ryan Ludwick Reds OF 34 422 26 .275 80 Unrestricted; Player declined $5M Mutual Option

Id like Ludwick and or Ross (ludwick has not agreed with anyone yet so he is still a FA)

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  • 12/5/12
  • saztastic2012

I think he could help our team for sure, Sign him and resign Hairston and let Duda, Newie and a few others fight it out,

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Rank Player Last Team Pos Age AB HR AVG RBI Status
79 Eric Hinske Braves 1B 35 132 2 .197 13 Signed by Diamondbacks; 1 year
33 James Loney Red Sox 1B 28 434 6 .249 41 Signed by Rays; 1 year, $2M year
21 Lance Berkman Cardinals 1B 36 81 2 .259 7 Unrestricted
36 Carlos Pena Rays 1B 34 497 19 .197 61 Unrestricted
68 Casey Kotchman Indians 1B 29 463 12 .229 55 Unrestricted
69 Jason Giambi Rockies 1B 41 89 1 .225 8 Unrestricted
72 Lyle Overbay Braves 1B 35 116 2 .259 10 Unrestricted
81 Xavier Nady Giants 1B 33 152 4 .184 13 Unrestricted
85 Carlos Lee Marlins 1B 36 550 9 .264 77 Unrestricted
82 Aubrey Huff Giants 1B 35 78 1 .192 7 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $10M
37 Ty Wigginton Phillies 1B 35 315 11 .235 43 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $4M
8 Adam LaRoche Nationals 1B 33 571 33 .271 100 Unrestricted; Player declined $10M Mutual Option
77 Orlando Hudson White Sox 2B 34 260 3 .204 28 $8M Club Option
29 Maicer Izturis Angels 2B 32 289 2 .256 20 Signed by Blue Jays; 3 years, $10M
15 Marco Scutaro Giants 2B 36 620 7 .306 74 Signed by Giants; 3 years, $20M
20 Jeff Keppinger Rays 2B 32 385 9 .325 40 Unrestricted
28 Freddy Sanchez Giants 2B 34 239 3 .289 24 Unrestricted
32 Kelly Johnson Blue Jays 2B 30 507 16 .225 55 Unrestricted
70 Jeff Baker Braves 2B 31 188 4 .239 25 Unrestricted
71 Ryan Theroit Giants 2B 33 352 0 .270 28 Unrestricted
73 Mike Fontenot Phillies 2B 31 97 1 .289 5 Unrestricted
74 Jose Lopez White Sox 2B 28 236 4 .246 28 Unrestricted
76 Adam Kennedy Dodgers 2B 36 168 2 .262 16 Unrestricted
90 Yuniesky Betancourt Royals 2B 30 215 7 .228 36 Unrestricted
27 Eric Chavez Yankees 3B 35 278 16 .281 37 Unrestricted
35 Scott Rolen Reds 3B 37 294 8 .245 39 Unrestricted
55 Drew Sutton Pirates 3B 29 122 1 .254 13 Unrestricted
56 Miguel Cairo Reds 3B 38 150 1 .187 13 Unrestricted
57 Mark DeRosa Nationals 3B 37 85 0 .188 6 Unrestricted
60 Brandon Inge Athletics 3B 35 303 12 .218 54 Unrestricted
18 Kevin Youkilis White Sox 3B 33 438 19 .235 60 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $13M
61 Placido Polanco Phillies 3B 37 303 2 .257 19 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $5.5M
38 Gerald Laird Tigers C 32 174 2 .282 11 Signed by Braves; 2 years
22 Russell Martin Yankees C 29 422 21 .211 53 Signed by Pirates; 2 years, $17M
5 Mike Napoli Rangers C 30 352 24 .227 56 Signed by Red Sox; 3 years, $39M
11 A.J. Pierzynski White Sox C 35 479 27 .278 77 Unrestricted
25 David Ross Braves C 35 176 9 .256 23 Unrestricted
26 Kelly Shoppach Mets C 32 219 8 .233 27 Unrestricted
34 Yorvit Torrealba Brewers C 34 194 4 .227 14 Unrestricted
62 Brian Schneider Phillies C 35 89 2 .225 7 Unrestricted
65 Humberto Quintero Royals C 32 138 1 .232 19 Unrestricted
66 Ronny Paulino Orioles C 31 63 0 .254 5 Unrestricted
43 Henry Blanco D-Backs C 41 64 1 .188 7 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year $1.24M
39 Miguel Olivo Mariners C 34 315 12 .222 29 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $3M
40 Chris Snyder Astros C 31 221 7 .176 24 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $4M
75 Matt Treanor Dodgers C 36 103 2 .175 10 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year, $950K
44 Rod Barajas Pirates C 37 321 11 .206 31 Unrestricted; Option Declined, 1 year,$3.5M

Dont get why AJ is not getting more interest, .278 27 HRS seems like the perfect guy for this team.

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  • 12/5/12
  • melloca
How is that an unfounded statement when and if your paying attention to mlbtraderumors, espn live blogs that so far that the prices of these free agents so far too expensive for the Mets Price Range. Look at Ryan Ludwick the price range that he signed for with the Reds was out of the Mets range which is a fact.
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  • 12/5/12
  • edmet
JUAN RIVERA FOR $1M OR SO WOULD BE A DECENT RH BAT TO REPLACE HAIRSTON ON BENCH IMO.
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