With the exception of Upton, those guys would be pretty good for playoff teams, not the Mets.
If the Mets aren't serious about contending next year, I'd just as soon make due with a patchwork CF platoon for the first half and throw den Dekker out there in the 2nd half. I'd rather evaluate some guys than to put Victorino inCF
not sure if Upton is lesser,he's younger and has more power than Bourn and in that bandbox of Citizen's Bank Park he could easily pop 30 hrs
plus they're not done
i agree with you actually and i've said it very often,it looks like next season is a developmental year for us and it wouldn't matter to me if Den Dekker is our starting centerfielder next season...he's going to be 26 next year has played enough at AA and AAA to either make it at the next level or not
it's just that the teams in front of us appear to be putting more distance between themselves and us as we stay stuck in neutral for the forseeable future
We will sign Andres Torres, have no fear.
If we trade it will be with SD for some scrub that is akin to Ryan Church.
Omar had a love affair with Washington's/Montreal's discards, and he turned us into them, and I'm willing to bet Sandy and co. have the same fondness for their old teams scrubs.
Covet what you know.
This is the process we need to move past.
Andres Torres?....i DO have fear
SD? are you dissing Nick Hundley?
yeah,i used to say that Omar always took the path of least resistance,the easy way
moves like re-upping Mota,Valentin,Shawn Green,El Duque,Moises Alou,Ollie,Luis Castillo, and others didn't take a lot of imagination and were just sooooo easy
we're still a little stuck in that Inertia Machine,IMO
>>SD? are you dissing Nick Hundley?<<
Look to the bench, not the everyday players.
yeah,yeah SMALL detail of Upton not playing in Philly,lol,don't try to confuse a guy like me who's already confused with the facts!!.....
but i still think Upton over the next few years,being younger,will outperform Bourn and i think that's why the Braves went harder after BJ....no question Bourn would have signed for Upton's contract but i'm sure it was never offered to him
if they do land one of those other FAs or Justin in a trade they'll be tougher still