Okay, so if Fred is sincere and Sandy has leave to spend bigger going forward, do you think they might target next Winter for the OF ?
I like Ellsbury, and he'd fit our needs, but the guy makes me a all kinds of nerves, that he'd spend half his time on the DL if you gave him a 4-5 year deal. He be 30 years old going into next season, and if he is truly the guy we saw in 2011, then look out. But there is also Boris who woul drive the price up.
Hunter Pence is another name... Seem like he can give you 25/100 per year. He will be 31 going into next seasin.
How much would these guys cost ?
Would you want either of them ?
Who else on the list works for ya'
Duda could put up a good year, but I don't know about that kid's head. Does he have the mental toughness to push himself to the next level ?
Captain Kirk I like. Does a number of things fairly well. But will hitting lefties kill his chances of being a full time player ?
I think the Mets OF will need to be fixed via trade when we are close to contention. At this point there will not be top tier young free agents hitting the market for the near future.
The key for the Mets is to build around SP and the infield. Once we are a few OFers away from making a run then look for a trade.
Who we get via trade depends on how our trade chips develop into the future. We have a potential plethora of SP in the wings. Fullmer, Tapia and Syndergard lead the way of some fine organizational talent in the lower leagues. If Harvey, Wheeler, Niese and Gee can anchor the big league rotation we would be able to trade a young arm or two for a top OFer.
As for Choo vs Pence..
Their career BA is only about 5 points apart,Pence has a better SLG %Cho a better career OBP and OPS
I think both players could fit here. Pence is a righty bat, is a year younger, knows the league.
I don't have a major problem with either player. I've always liked Pence though.
im waiting .I have hopes for Colin Cowgil and Matt Den Dekker,little hope for Duda or Neiwenheis.and Brown,Patterson,Byrd.Ill just call em what they are.Stop gaps until next year,but you never know.
just gotta throw them all against the wall,see which ones stick and then decide who we need for next year..
based on the players available next year.
Ellsbury will be asking for way to much in both years and money and has a huge injury bug on his shoulder.of the price comes down and he stays healthy.hed be a good fit and a doubles,triple machine in citi.but Boras is his agent and hed be asking for 200 million pointing to stats from 3 years ago even if he missed the whole year due to injury.
Pence-i wouldnt mind depending on the contract.
Gomez-his bat might finally be coming around.hes def worth a look.
Hart-i wanna se how he comes back from being hurt,plus isnt he a first basemen now?