Let the 2012 Season begin!
The Mets are finally looking ahead to the next year thanks to Sandy Alderson pulling the trigger on a deal to shed K-Rod and his (sure to kick in) option for 17M next season.
The deal sends K-Rod to MIL along with cash in exchange for 2 players to be named later.
I’ve never quite understood how the PTBNL concept works. I mean isn’t the entire philosophy behind a trade to decide who gets who for who?
Regardless, it’s great news is K-Rod is OFF THE BOOKS. I dont even care who we get back. As far as I’m concerned that K-Rod 17M for next season now means we’ve got money to pay Reyes… Isn’t that right Fred and Jeff… Or should we check with Einhorn on this one?
Hey Bobby Parnell, wanna be a closer?
I guess Izzy might get some chances but considering this move is about the future we need to hand Parnell the ball and see what he’s got.
BMF believes Parnell can handle the job and I look forward to seeing him get the chance. If Collins thinks it would serve Bobby well to lessen the pressure by splitting some saves with Izzy that makes sense but we have to spend the rest of the season grooming Bobby Pa’ for next year.
Hey Beltran, start packin’ cuz you’re next.
Beltran, as opposed to K-Rod, I would expect to get some prospects back so let’s see how bad Boston or Frisco want him.
Carlos can be a difference maker to help secure a WS title without any further financial commitment and that is definitely worth a prospect or 2