L Bourn L MurphyR WrightL IkeR Buck / d'ArnaudR Byrd L DudaR Tejada
Know what, that isn't terrible especially if Byrd can be anything like he was 2-3 years ago. Put that together with above average starting pitching and an improved and deep pen and I think the Mets could be competitive and even compete for a WC spot.
Still got to see what happens with Bourn but I haven't heard any rumors about him even close to signing with any other team.
"Yuck no thanks I doubt he can ever be as good as he was in 2009 when he played at Wrigly, that's hitter's park"
He played in Texas in 2009, but I am not even thinking about his 2009 stats, I'll take his numbers from 2010-2011.
"He played in Texas in 2009, but I am not even thinking about his 2009 stats, I'll take his numbers from 2010-2011."
Even better place to hit I think. And while his 2010 stats are decent, his 2011 are really not that good. I think a platoon of Cowgill / Brown / Nieuwenhuis / Valdespin?
"If Byrd makes this team he will be a platoon/bench player not an everyday starter. Byrd, Brown and Cowgill will all be playing for that right handed hitter to work in a platoon and pinch hit against lefties. If any become a full time starter I would be surprised, but I think Cowgill would have the best chance. As a Centerfielder if DD and Kirk don't work out this Spring."
This is based on the Mets signing Bourn, so he would be the everyday CFer. If they don't obviously everything changes.
If not the Mets than who will sign Bourn? I just don't see any real suitors, I think what he is asking for is going to drop, the big question is the draft pick.
And if you think that what he is asking for a lot just wait until you see what players start asking for once all of the new National TV money deal kicks in next year. So if we can sign him to an even decent deal and get him to drop his asking price a bit it might turn out to be a steal compared to what players are going to start getting after next year, which we have already seen a sample of.
"He may have to sign a 1 or 2 year contract just to get to play."
It is amazing that the two teams he has been mostl linked to are the Mets and Mariners who have the 11th and 12th picks in the draft where the first 10 are protected.
"We still have one of the worst all time bullpens."