one word: Syndergaard
this guy is on the same level as harvey and wheeler... the mets could have their own big three in about two years
Big 4: Niese should be included.
Who knows how others develop too, our rotation will be scary if all goes according to plan.
u get talent and then worry about need later.
maybe by getting snydergaard means that we have harvey, wheeler, niese, snydergaard, gee, fulmer, mejia, familia.
we now can possible make a package for a good young OF that we actually want. Mets might have done there research on Gose and had concerns he would hit major league pitching.
u get talent first and then can work around things.
Any time you don't complete your objectives, it is bad. Again, Sandy's objective was to fill several holes with the Dickey trade. He didn't do this. If Janssens, Bonifacio or Gose had been included, we would have more immediate help. Syndegaard may be a great pitcher, but we have Harvey and Wheeler. We need an outfielder. We need a reliever. We need speed. Another starter is good to have, but not a need. This is assuming we couldn't get both. Instead of Buck and the last prospect, I would have insisted on one of those I listed above. We could also have thrown in another player such as Flores or Lutz.
I'm not complaining about the players we received. What I am doing is not getting overly emotional over minor leaguers with no proven record in the Majors, whose acquisition still leaves us with many holes, as fair compensation for the best pitcher of the year.
"youre nuts"Yes, I am. I have the paperwork to prove it. What's your excuse?
"you would rather have one of their bu.m as..s outfielders than syndergarrd?"I'd rather have one of their outfielders or a reliever, but why can't we have both Syndegaard and an outfielder and reliever?
"maybe by getting snydergaard means that we have harvey, wheeler, niese, snydergaard, gee, fulmer, mejia, familia."We really need to make getting an 8th pitcher for a 5 man rotation a priority? 7 wasn't enough?
"we now can possible make a package for a good young OF that we actually want."Possible is the key word there. What if we can't. Other teams won't want to help us unless it helps them more. Any players we would give up would take away from our strength and perhaps even mean that this trade ends up helping another team if Syndegaard is needed to get another outfielder. I can't predict what will happen, and neither can you. We could have avoided this problem in this trade.
"but why can't we have both Syndegaard and an outfielder and reliever"
Because this is the maximum value we were able to get. It's not like Sandy said "whoa guys slow down you're giving up too much for Dickey." I'm sure both sides made concessions and this is where they were able to agree. We have a lot of needs and we filled the toughest one to find (catcher) in a big way. We can't expect to fill them all with one trade. We traded a CY Young pitcher, there is no way to fool our selves into thinking that we are trying to make the 2013 team better. We weren't thinking of short term needs. If we want Raja Davis we can sign him next year