Otherwise they knew the free agents out there and the draft pick situation a long time ago. Why wait until just recently to make a move on it?If I was an Alderson detractor, I'd probably argue that it was Mets gamesmenship to show they did everything they could, but were spurned by the league's slow feet.
What I'm getting at is the Mets could have easily matched this offer from Cleveland before any agreement if they really wanted him, $12 mil a year for Bourn is not overpaying
This isn't just the worst OF in baseball this year, it's the worst I can ever remember. It's 100% question marks, and it's seriously possible all four main players out there could hit .200 with no real power or speed....thomasamEveryone should read this 3 times as it is the bare knuckles truth...
Again, Mets could have done this, and offered the same backloaded contract.
Idk, the thing I like about Alderson is at least he's stocking up the farm and not making any dumb trades. Yes, he's overly cautious about signing free agents but look at the contracts we had to endure under the last GM that still linger and cripple our budget even today, and then look at the Wilpons financial problems due to corruption. Can't put all the blame on Alderson.
But realistically, if things go real bad this year we're gonna see a new manager before a new GM.Yeah, I agree that Collins will be fired before Alderson. However, even though I don't like Collins too much and feel he should be let go, I don't appreciate that he is most likely going to be the fall guy for the team's shortcomings. At what point do people start blaming Alderson for what is wrong with this team? Because as I have pointed out, I feel he is much more to blame for the problems that the team has than Collins. And if I were the Wilpons, I would be more inclined to fire Alderson than Collins given the current situation. They have to start realizing that maybe the GM they hired is not the right GM to lead the team forward, especially if they want attendance to increase at Citi Field again and make more revenue. As I have written on here before, I truly believe Sandy Alderson will never overpay for a free agent and given the type of season the Mets are most likely going to have in 2013, they are going to have to overpay a free agent to play for them in 2014 and beyond. Hence why if the Wilpons really are interested in adding free agents to the team in 2014, I think that both Alderson and Collins need to be fired by the end of the 2013 season, not just Collins. Firing Collins, but not Alderson, will really do nothing to solve their problems, even if they do hire Backman to replace Collins.
I'm really baffled as to why it took so long to start the process of finding out about the pick though.I thought the same thing too. This gives the appearance that the Mets really had no intentions of signing a free agent.
Was there some date that you had to wait for to bring up something like that?I don't know, but even still the Mets front office should have done their due diligence so they would have or could have picked tenth in the upcoming draft regardless of their intent to acquire free agents.
Otherwise they knew the free agents out there and the draft pick situation a long time ago.Exactly.
Why wait until just recently to make a move on it?This was a whiff by the Mets front office.
Valdespin: Strengths are speed, above average middle infield power (owns Mets record for pinch hit HRs), strong arm, range at second and reckless attitude. His weakness are high K rate, lack of overall contact ability for a guy with his skill set, loses focus both at bat and in the field which creates the perception he is a poor fielder and his attitude which helps drive him to be successful but hinders him in the fine nuances of the game.JoeDI wonder if the same opinion was given regarding a young Kevin Mitchell in 1984...