(09-28-2011 06:24 PM)john1580 Wrote: i wasnt disrespected in the least, we are having an intelligent discussion about our team , nothing wrong with that at all dude...i agree with everythign that you said. But i dnt want reyes to be a reason i go to the park or watch on tv because hes the only attraction on a crap team...let him walk, get some pitching, get two first round picks from whoever signs him and lets draft good for two years and we'll have it made....and lets pray santana comes back strong and starts the season 9 and 0 cuz we could ship him to the sox or yanks in a hearbeat at the deadline next year
(09-28-2011 06:37 PM)john1580 Wrote: race has nothing to do with it on my end bro i can tell you that.....Jeter got 17 cuz the yankees had no choice the fans woulda burned the stadium down ....No other team would've approached that number with jeter, but the yankees can waste money so they do . Crawford never should've gotten that money either , i wanted the mets to get him untill i heard the numbers then i was glad they ddnt....i totally agree that they wasted so much on so many players, i feel if they sign reyes he will fall into that category 2 yrs from now where his contract is an albetross around the teams neck...and bay shocked me dude...i was happy when they signed him , i figured since he got traded to boston and replaced manny and played well in a diehard baseball town he'd be perfect here. I was so happy when they signed him instead of holliday...I COULDN"T HAVE BEEN MORE WRONG !!!......as far as race goes, i can care less as long as they get the job done . I stated above that id trade wright away as well, and hes white and i collect him so i go by whats best for my team regardless.
(09-28-2011 07:02 PM)john1580 Wrote: i noticed that race was a big topic when minaya first signed on as gm and signed alot of latin players...which was true, but the thing that made no sense was that the latin players he signed WERE THE BEST ONES ON THE MARKET LOL so it didnt make much sense at all at the time. Delgado actually stirred that up when he signed with the marlins the year before the mets traded for him, he said that minaya tried too hard to play the latin card with him and the media ran with it.......The bonilla deferred payments are just another example of how pathetic management was for many years...that dude gets a million a year for 30 yrs i think right ? unreal...i think minaya had the right idea when he started, but gave bad contracts to guys that he was bidding against himself for just to say he did something in his later years, like perez and castillo. But towards the end of his run with the team i thought his hands were tied by ownership...thats why he was a stuttering fool when he was interviewed . he was always very savvy with the media but cdnt make any sense toward the end cuz he was hamstrung by the idiot wilpons.....He wanted to pull the trigger for manny the year the dodgers got him midseason and made that big push, and as much as manny is a fraud now he would've helped the mets immensly that year cuz they were still in the race at that point.
I think the management in place now knows how to draft, and knows how to build a team without overpaying players that will become burdens. If they get reyes for a good deal that dsnt cripple their spending for 6 yrs im all for it, id love to have him leading off...just not for 18 mil per season for 7 seasons. hes def dynamic and the best leadoff guy when he's on , but hes not someone i would take a chance on for the amount of money and years hes gonna want, and prob will get from someone
(09-28-2011 07:25 PM)gherkin1496 Wrote: dude i have to completely disagree with u. for u to say u want reyes gone is a disgrace to the fan base. hes done more for this team then anyone in the past 10 years. hes the heart and soul of the team and a top 10 player in the league when happy. Im honestly offended as a fan that u would want him gone when hima nd wright together have done so much together