Best Off Season Suggestions So Far
Wally Matthews, that great friend of the truth, thinks the Mets were just not good enough. Fair enough, how do the Mets get better? How do we wipe away the taste of this season? Are there any among the 191 agents of freedom that might contribute to the answer? Before each and every one of these free agents utters the immortal sentence "I'd like to come to NY," lets check out a preliminary look at the realistic possibilities people are focusing on so far:
**Cash Pit (Pick one)
Big Market clubs need at least one big gamble. That's just the way they are.
pro-man: me, uh other cool people.
con-man: Lupica, Borden, Wally (though it's not clear why, since by his logic Manny would destroy the Mets--precisely Wally's fondest dream--which would leave less work for Wally?).
C.C. Sabathia 300 pounds of #1A starter too tempting to dismiss out of hand. But are the Mets really poised for a bidding war?
I think we've heard enough about this. But what are the options?
**Second Thoughts? (Stay or roll the dice?)
Orlando "Calrissian" Hudson
He "yearns to play for the Mets." In Star Wars, he was kind of a traitor, but he comes through in the end. Wants big money, is defensively fartsy.
would you trust this man?
Brian Roberts this ain't such a bad trade idea.
Stick with Daniel Murphy and his expensive valet Luis Castillo: probably closest to happening.
**Pitching Palooza (pick two?)
D. Lowe is magic. I haven't heard a good reason not to throw some change at this dude. But can the Mets buy Lowe, sell high?
Ok, I clearly have nothing here, nothing but the conviction that adding two top five starters and a couple AAA guys would be a good idea. If not CC, then Lowe and who else?
**Bullpen Bonanza (pick five?)
Is there anything anywhere that needs something more than the NY Mets need a bullpen? The Mets must get rid of Aaron Heilman if they ever want to look in the mirror again, and those who choose to ignore the obvious, well they are wrong. Someone can only truly be called a "scapegoat" if they haven't done the thing they're being blamed for. Aaron, you ain't got to go home, but you can't stay here. I'd like to see the pen get different and hard throwing in that order. Here are a couple of names people are throwing around:
Will Ohman, Damaso Marte, and Dan Wheeler
(Rob Harding, Hotfoot)
J.J. Putz, Joakim Soria and Huston Street
Filter all these choices through length of contract, insurance, and draft pick concerns (though not money concerns since the Wilpons and their price hikes can go !$?%# themselves %#@$), and I think we have ourselves a plan.
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