If the mets were willing to give him the money, or if his price comes down do you give up the draft pick to get him?
I say Yes.
yes @ 4-5 years
no @ 7-8 years
Maybe we are a couple of players away? We have a very good rotation with lots of potential, Our pen needs some help but they are going to sign a few guys and we have the kids,
Add a legit OF like Bourn and maybe one more like Hairston and why cant we contend?
>>>"Maybe we are a couple of players away? We have a very good rotation with lots of potential, Our pen needs some help but they are going to sign a few guys and we have the kids,Add a legit OF like Bourn and maybe one more like Hairston and why cant we contend?"<<<
Anything is possible in this game Saz, but chances are much greater that this is a 4th or 5th place team, and that slim chance of us being a playoff team is not worth giving up a #11 pick for, and getting locked into long term money with Bourn.
I'd pass on this. Sandy should be trying to pry Eaton or Pollock away for the DBacks, or other such deals for top out field prospects, not giving up #11 picks for expensive guys like Bourn, who won't lead us to the playoffs.
Im not so high on the rotation in reality, I like the potential but we have:
Johan: Coming off InjuryGee: Coming off injuryA question markNiese: FantasticHarvey: 1st Major League season.
We have the potential of a great rotation and an even bigger potential for a bad rotation.
Rotation very good with alot of potential,
Pen needs some help but some good young arms are already there and they plan on adding a few more
So solid pen and good rotation
1B Ike above average to Elite 1st basemen2N B Murph top 5 offensive 1s basemenSS Tejada had I think the second or third best AVG among SS and getting better3B Wright Elite C TDA should be Elite Buck decent better then what we hadOF UGGG For now
But Bring in Bourne and resign Hairston then Let Duda, Baxter, Capt K fight it out for the 3rd and 4th OF and that could be a good OF would certainly be alot better then last year.
So truth be told our offense with the likes of Bay, Thole, Torres, SHoppach gone is actually solid at every set position, The OF needs to get Set and Bourn would do that.
It is worth noting that the Mets outside of Bay, tHOLE, tORRES and Shoppach actually put up above average production but the 1200 ABS given to those OF and Catchers KILLED us, Their porduction was so far below average that it brought the entire team down,
Do the numbers and replace Bay and Torres 600 ABS with league average production, Then replace the even worse production of Thole, Shoppach and Nickeas with again just league average production and we are a 700 Plus offense which is the number or runs the elite (top 6 or 7 offenses in the NL) Score.
>>>"Johan: Coming off InjuryGee: Coming off injuryA question markNiese: FantasticHarvey: 1st Major League season."<<<
I am not really too concerned with our rotation, but I think your points are certainly more than valid. I think Johan and Gee should be fine health wise, but certainly, until they prove it, we can't rest assured.
I think Neise will have a good year.
I think Harvey, based on what we saw, and his mound generalship, and overall mindset as a pitcher who never satisfied with just existing, should be fine this year... but we'll see.
I would also like to see Mejia gets starts, or even a time slot in the rotation if the space is there.
And then there is Wheeler... guessing we'll see him by July, if not a tad sooner. If he can come up a deal like Harvey did, we'll be in good shape in the rotation.