Worst outfield in baseball for sure. There will be injuries I'm sure so you won't even have all of these players available and there is really nothing at the minor league level to step in.
We're going to have to trade some pitching talent for some outfield talent.
Either that or hope that Flores or Valdespin or SOMEBODY can be put out there and learn to catch the dam ball and hit a lick. Duda is a slug, Cap't Kirk will start to slog after 60 games, Baxter is a gamer but not an every day player, Cowbell?
The Ponz: Hogwash, we have the best outfilder in the history of the sport plus we have a rotunda for him also!!!! Can't help it if those types let a little thing like not being able alive hold them back for an excuse for them not wanting to play! (shrugs shoulders) Too bad, got him for a bargain!
Disgusted Assistant: (Whispers) Do you realize what you said can be viewed as very racist and insensitive! Plus Mr Robinson was a 2nd baseman....
The Ponz: You don't say, I would have surely taken the boy for an athletic type, outfielder..
You are just going to have to grit you teeth another year I guess.
I hope that Duda will surprise this year - though I am not counting on it.
I am also figuring that we can get a top major league ready/ major league close OF prospect for Johan come July. Should able to score something got Marcum too
Look...I wouldn't have signed Bourn either for 60 million/5 years.
I agree with what Alderson is doing but he's doing it because of the things Minaya did that I didn't agree with.
We have a bad team because Minaya had a win now or die trying strategy that failed to produce short term and left us with the "no future" that is now the current situation.
hate to break it to you, but Duda, Bourne, Baxter is still probably the worst OF in baseball.
I don't agree with the Mets not matching the 4/48 (I wouldn't go much beyond that though) Yes, it is an overpayment for him, but there is NO ONE in the Mets system that will make an impact in CF over the next 4 years.
I kind of think that even if they had to give up the draft pick, they should have done it, because they're going to have to give up assets at some point for a CFer. To me a pick & $ is a lot easier to lose (even for a rebuilding team) than a couple of prospects who are already partially developed & thus more projectable.
Depending on how well Johan pitches the 1st half, and how much salary the Mets eat, they should be ae to land a top flight type major league ready OF prospect.
Plus if Marcum and Lyon also have good halves, they too can be chips in July to get us another outfeilder .
But there is no way you give up the #11 pick in the draft, just for the privilege of being able to over pay in dollars & years to an average talent like Bourn.
If we were a team that was one piece away from a WS, and we had a deep system, then that might be different, but we're not that team.