Options

Good news from Met land. Not unexpected but still happy to hear the Mets picked up their options on both D Wright and RA Dickey.

Word is they are beginning discussions on a longterm deal for Wright as well. 

This is an obvious move for the Mets and seemingly one even they won’t mess up. Once a deal is signed Wright will be poised to become THE Face of baseball not only in Queens but in NYC at large. Once Jeter’s career winds down in another year or 2, Wright will suddenly be the longest tenured face of baseball in this town.

I don’t doubt the Yankees will have the hottest free agent but Wright will be the only homegrown darling left.

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Meanwhile I hope everyone is coping with the aftermath of Sandy. Aside from tree damage BMF came out relatively unscathed but I’m shocked at the detestation along the waterfront in the 5 boros, let alone NJ and beyond.

Hang in there everybody!

14 Responses to “Options”

  1. OptimistBlondiesJake Says:

    They should sign Dickey long term too.

    In re: a previous post of mine, I’ve reversed course and want no part of Delmon Young, not because he wouldn’t be a helpful RH bat but because of his anti-semitic, drunken rants (which are part of a bigger pattern of anger issues). So guess I’ll take Cody Ross and Michael Bourn.

    Also, rumors are floating that deals offered to Josh Hamilton could be high $ but short term. If Mets could sign for 2-3 years, would take that gamble, irregardless of $ amount.

    Also think Mets should re-sign Pelfrey short term to keep around as many starters as possible since Santana and Young likely to break down at some point this season.

  2. S F Mets Fan Says:

    San Fran parade today. Hey Sandy…how did that Pagan trade workout? Angel in parade today…

  3. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    When does Spring Training start? Its the only time I feel like we are going to the World Series!

  4. S F Mets Fan Says:

    Guillermo Mota just went by in a car. I am sick….

  5. OptimistBlondiesJake Says:

    Hey S F Mets Fan, did u really think Pagan deal was bad when team made it? And would Pagan had made such a difference last year Mets would’ve made playoffs or even been much closer? My answer to both is no.

  6. OptimistBlondiesJake Says:

    P.S. Mets should deal for Dan Haren with low-level prospects as Angels are salary dumping and I believe he only has year left on contract.

  7. Lord Charles Says:

    Calling the Pagan move bad now is just 20/20 hindsight. And it wasn’t a traded of Pagan for Torres; it was a trade of Pagan for Torres AND Ramon Ramirez, a reliever who just finished his 5th straight season with an ERA under 3.00.

  8. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Piniella and Optimist BJake are both still right about Pagan: dumb as a box of rocks. Addition by subtraction, far as I’m concerned. Maybe he’s a late bloomer, who knows, and I’m glad he has his ring, but I still don’t want him on my club. Agree with LC about Ramirez: a quality pickup.

  9. OptimistBlondiesJake Says:

    LC, exactly, the point was to get Ramon, who might as well have been Joey Ramone for how he pitched

  10. S F Mets Fan Says:

    Pagan had lead off homers in the post season and he plays like he cares. Great on defense. He is also a great team mate. He was super appreciative and cool yesterday at the Giants parade. He has a ring. The Mets have nothing since 1986. Nothing except excuse after excuse after excuse. Take a good look at how Sabean builds his team. The Mets management and ownership could learn something. Mets traded Pagan and the Mets ended up in 4th. No real debate…trading him was another mistake.

  11. Lord Charles Says:

    “Mets traded Pagan and the Mets ended up in 4th. No real debate.”

    No real correlation, either.

  12. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Pagan had three seasons with the Mets in which he was an everyday, or near everyday player. In all three seasons the Mets finished in 4th place, never cracked .500 and had an average number of wins of 75.2. This year, without Pagan, they finished 74-88.
    Not like having an “Angel in the Outfield” was such a big difference maker. Lowest fielding percentage of any MLB CF’er in 2011. MetsBlog said this about him in late August of last year: “In general, the 2011 Pagan has been a lot like the 2009 Pagan. He’s shown he has great raw skill and talent, but like two years ago, he has not “played the game” very well, making fundamental mistakes which has been an inhibiting factor for both himself and the team – he often makes base running mistakes, misreads flyballs, throws to the wrong base, and so on.
    What’s more, he has not consistently taken charge of the other outfielders while in centerfield, making catchable plays exciting or simply letting balls drop in between himself and another outfielder, which have potentially allowed unnecessary base runners to reach, unnecessary runs to score, and an unnecessary amount of pitches to be thrown by a pitcher, which definitely impacts the performance of a pitching staff.” Ok, so he had a good year this year. BFD.

  13. Lord Charles Says:

    Pagan had a WAR of 4.8 this year. Torres and Ramirez combined for a WAR of 1.8. So even if we give Pagan the benefit of the doubt and say that he would have been just as good in NY (very skeptical of this), then we are only saying that the Mets would have been 3 games better.

    So they would have finished 4 games behind Philly, instead of 7th. Either way, they were still a 4th place team.

  14. the dude formerly known as bill l. Says:

    Bye, bye to Jason Bay! Excellent that they could work out a deal. Hopefully the slow payout will free up some more cash for this offseason. In any event, it finally opens up a roster spot.

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