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2017 Mets Thread

Discussion in 'Pro Sports (baseball, etc)' started by 8893, Apr 3, 2017.

  1. Deepster

    Deepster

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    So they trade Bruce for a 30th round pick who's 3-4 in single A? Okay. Then why trade him???!!
     
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  2. pepband99

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    ...because the Indians picked up his salary. For a few months. Jesus, can someone hit the wilpons with a bus?
     
  3. Deepster

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    So we dealt a closer (Reed) and a 4-5 hitter (Bruce) who's 4th in the NL in homers.....for basically 1 guy who's even close to being major league ready.
     
  4. 8893

    8893 Curiouser

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    Gotta think it's all about payroll and planning for next season. I haven't paid enough attention to know how the details work out, but I generally trust Sandy's nose based on what he's done so far.
     
  5. JSM1970

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    Bruce is a 2 month rental, he had virtually no value

    Market for position players is poor, that's why they can't even give Grandy Candy away

    Mets are a mess, pitchers are never healthy, Cespedes is hugely overpaid and only other decent OF player is Conforto, and he sucks

     
  6. 8893

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    Based on your sports acumen, I am betting on the Mets to win it all next year.
     
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  7. mauconnfan

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    If you told me what, who or where he was going to respond about it would be pretty simple to come up with a reasonably similar post as JSM. The pattern is hilarious.
     
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  8. JSM1970

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    Yes, I forgot how good a NBA player Jeremy Lamb is and how Emeka was a great NBA player too

     
  9. mauconnfan

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    Like I said :eek:
     
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  10. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    The Madoff Mets are on full salary dump mode. The young guns whom they banked on being studs at cheapo salary all have glass arms.
    The overpaid vets like Bruce, Grandy, Walker are free agents next year. And Ain't the battery of Montero and d'Arnaud fearsome?
     
  11. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    That was a head scratcher. I guess they needed someone to show on paper for the dump of salary
     
  12. lavuuk153

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    I almost gave this a like, then I got to the end. Your point about Bruce having no value is spot on. There was just very little demand for position players. I agree Cespedes is overpaid from an AAV perspective, but I'd rather give him the 4/110 than something like 7/160. What really did it was saying Conforto sucks. I'm not sure what you are basing that on, but if .289/.396/.578 sucks, then I wish everyone on the team sucked as much as him.
     
  13. lavuuk153

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    I wasn't expecting much for Bruce, but was disappointed in what Reed fetched. I made a joke that Sandy saw how much relievers get in trades, so he's hoarding them in the minors hoping he can flip them in a few years for a big haul. It's the new market inefficiency!!
     
  14. Alum86

    Alum86 Did they burn down the ROTC Hangar?

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    Walker gone. Grandy and Cabrera will be at end of year, plus Reyes.

    Meet the Mets 2018
    Flores, Rosario, Smith, d'Arnaud, Conforto. Lagares, Ninmo.
    Maybe Felix Milan can play 2nd.
     
  15. Deepster

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    Grandy will be a guy that, as time passes, will see his impact fade with younger fans but he really has been a good all around guy and a solid Met. Sure, streaky....but all over the lineup, different spots in the outfield, great charitable contributor, good mentor. Really solid signing and teammate. Would love to see him coaching someday.
     
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