Cerrone posted today expressing how upset he was at Aldersons joke about our outfield
“A message to Mets fans: There’s been a lot of talk about our outfield, and I want you to know that I’m in serious discussions with several outfielders I met on the internet. … There’s one I really like. He says he played at Stanford.”
We are fans, we love our team, we want the best for them and thats as far as it goes. Alderson is the GM, to think he is not doing everything he can to upgrade our team while also planning for the future is stupid, because its his job and his livelihood. As for the joke, its a joke!!! Why not joke about the situation, our own president makes jokes about more important matters, I think Alderson can make a joke about our outfield, it is just a game.
PS: The reason we have the outfield we have is because THERE IS NO ONE ELSE ATTAINABLE!!!!!!!!!! HELLOOOOO
1. Not giving up a draft pick for Bourn
2. Not trading half the farm for Upton or anyone else
3.Delmon Young? No one wants him for some strange reason.
4. So that only leaves options that are only as good as what we already have.
Good teams take time to build, just enjoy the process and relax.
Cerrone, get a grip and "a bunch of other stuff i cant say because its offensive".
Bobby Abreu, LADAlfredo Amezaga, CHCRick Ankiel, WASMichael Bourn, ATLMarlon Byrd, BOSMelky Cabrera, SFJohnny Damon, CLE Matt Diaz, ATLKosuke Fukudome, NYYJonny Gomes, OAKScott Hairston, NYMRaul Ibanez, NYYReed Johnson, ATLAndruw Jones, NYYRyan Ludwick, CIN *Xavier Nady, SF Angel Pagan, SFJuan Pierre, PHIJuan Rivera, LAD *Cody Ross, BOS Luke Scott, TB *Gra.dy Sizemore, CLERyan Spilborghs, TEXIchiro Suzuki, NYYNick Swisher, NYYB.J. Upton, TBShane Victorino, LADReggie Willits, LAADelmon Young, DET
Not entirely besides the top creme of the crop guys, Ross and Ludwick would have been nice though. Other than that, ehhh
and why is gra.dy a forbidden word? lol
Here's a list of FA outfielders and the contracts they signed.
Cabrera - 2/$16Ludwick - 2/$15McClouth - 1/$2.0Pierre - 1/$1.6Ross - 3/$26Hunter - 2/$26Schierholtz - 1/$2.25Suzuki - 2/$13Johnson - 1/$1.75
Not one required draft pick compensation, only one contract exceeded two years, only one averaged more than $10 million.
Now you tell me how none of those players would have improved the team.
Now what money would we ahve had to pay the players who actually signed with good team?\
Cabrera chose Toronto, what would it have taken in a bid againt toronto for him to come to the Mets?
Ludwick signed with the reds, why would he have chosen the mets over them? More money?
I would have been interested in Ross but there are several red flags surrounding him.
Ichirio? WHy on earth would he pick the mets over the yankees at this point in his career?
The other payers you named are not major upgrades what so ever.
Would we really pay 2/26 million for tori Hunter? Wait he signed with detroit, that price goes up automatically if we wanted to sign him away from that commitment.
Keep in mind players have to want to play for your team. Mets are not as attractive at the moment.
Yep...Ludwick wouldn't have been an upgrade lol...too bad he didn't want to play for free..
As I have said many times, if this organization had as many wins as excuses we'd be perennial champions. "There's no one available", "no one wants to play here", "we'd have to overpay", yada, yada, yada.
Last season in 400 ABs for the Phillies Juan Pierre hit .301 with a .351 OBP and stole 37 bases. He signed with the Marlins after they gutted their roster.