• Welcome Guest
New York Mets

Welcome to the New York Mets.
Before posting, please review our Message Board Guidelines

    • Mayor of Bulls*it Mountain in mid-season form
  • To:All
  • 2/12/13
  • tonymets1

Referring of course to Sandy Alderson, who in a year where anything named "sandy" spells disaster (Superstorm, Sandy Hook, etc..) is demonstrating already that nothing he does will break the chain.

The Mayor wants us to believe that they offered "appx the same" over 4 years as the $48M the Indians signed Bourn for. So then the "bad guys" are set up to be MLB, as it would;ve taken up to 2 weeks to decide upon the "compensatory pick" issue and Michael Bourn, who wouldn;t wait 2 weeks for a ruling.

First. Why SHOULD he wait? He's got an offer on the table for $48M RIGHT NOW. What if he waited, and MLB ruled against our GM (likely) and he decided to retreat and pull back the offer. Then Bourn has nothing.

Second, MLB is not at fault here either. The rules are the rules. While the 'spirit" of the rule may be a valid argument, and it might make sense at some point for MLB to amend it...but not to suite a team in the middle of trying to sign a FA without penalty. At best, it'll be done at the next owners meeting and apply to 2014 and beyond.

So here it is. The Mets had a deal in place with Bourn but let losing the 11th pick in the draft become the determining factor. A pick by the way that has less than a 20% chance of ever stepping on a MLB field. And we're supposed to believe Sandy has a clue?

  • Reply to this Message
  • 2/12/13
  • johnyringo
Nobody could have executed the Wilpons dumb shat plan better than Sandy did!
  • Reply to this Message
Recent Discussions
This just keeps getting better. lol
Latest by METCITILES - 12:00 PM
satisfied Mets fan
Latest by roywriter - 11:58 AM
Are we ahead of the curve?
Latest by metrebel - 11:58 AM
EYoung: One Incredible trend and one projection
Latest by stearnsy12 - 11:57 AM
fernando rodney
Latest by murphstates - 11:55 AM
Hitting better? Why?
Latest by sb51 - 11:55 AM
Favorite Easter Basket Candy
Latest by AdrianMonk - 11:54 AM
This Day In Sports History
Latest by hlandrith - 11:48 AM
We have a big-time Closer problem going forward (IMO)...
Latest by roywriter - 11:40 AM
Factoids Redux
Latest by thagreat1 - 11:33 AM
Powered by Mzinga