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  • I wonder how much the Wilpons paid Yahoo Sports to write this piece of garbage of an article:

    https://www.yahoo.com/sports/will-me...012947856.html

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    • Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post

      Like Frazier? McNeil is set to make around $600,000 next year. Frazier is set to make $9,000,000 next year.

      Everyone keeps saying Lowrie is coming off his first really good year. He is coming off his second consecutive really good year and he is a + defender at multiple infield positions with some bat power. I don't see a downside in this signing.
      He's 34 and will be playing for Capn Jeff & crew
      North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla

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      • Originally posted by LI METS FAN View Post

        Tyler Kepner today- This signing improves infield depth. Cano, Frazier, Lowrie, Smith and Rosario. He made no mention of Alonso. McNeil will be switched to the outfield to join Conforto, Nimmo, Lagares, Broxton and you know who with a possible summer return.

        Baseball tonight thinks they are trying to trade Frazier. Good luck. Alonso might not make the roster out of spring training but I'm having a hard time believing they'll pick Smith over him.
        Literally anyone would be a upgrade over Frazier..Smith, I still think has the potential but I'm sure Capn Jeff will find a way to kill that. Rosario is not a HOF'er but can be a up and coming good inf.I don't expect the Mick to develop the offense. Riggleman, I have large doubts about..Again, same script, different voice
        North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla

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        • Originally posted by LI METS FAN View Post

          Lowrie had deviated septum surgery in 2017. He's said he hadn't had a good nights sleep in 9 or 10 years before that. Now even with a newborn in the house he's sleeping. Never underestimate the basic improvements in the quality of one's life towards improved athletic ability.
          Money will usually solve the first part..As for the second part, age has a way of reversing the athletic part..
          North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla

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          • Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
            Explain to me how Lowrie is a bad signing?

            Everyone on this forum complains that the Mets have no depth. They acquire a player that has some versatility and duplication of positions and all of a sudden McNeil is gone -- he was a BVW client...etc etc.

            Now they actually have infield depth. The fan base is so whipped they dont recognize it. I complain about the team as much as anyone - and will again very soon I am sure, but if they make a move that addresses an issue........such as depth.........nothing to complain about --------- until they actually screw the pooch down the road. Ill wait until then. We also have no clue what Alonso is. Everyone talks like Miguel Cabrera is on his way. Been down this Met "cant miss" road before. We also are multiplying McNeil's 2 months audition by 6 months and. Again no clue what he is.

            Maybe this puts Frazier on the bench for good. We can only hope that it at least makes Frazier a platoon player.

            If I have one problem with the move its that Lowrie is a better left handed hitter by a wide margin than a right handed hitter. They need some right handed thump.

            I just hope if Alonso is ready that he comes up and they dont keep him down delaying his service time clock.

            Hopefully they are not done yet. They still need a right handed stick of impact, a left bullpen piece, and can use another starter.
            Alonso was ready last season. I don't know how many people read the Minor League thread. I posted an article that revealed the Mets have no scouts working short season leagues. That's how cheap the team really is! It also mentioned that Alonso profiles as a player who's prime is now, and may be past his prime by the time Mets control runs out. He'll probably be exhibit A when the Players' Association negotiates their next CBA. The Mets are pinching pennies so hard, they're squandering an asset.

            McNeil will be much easier to trade than Frazier. He's cheaper. Also, Frazier has a bobblehead day coming up, so he's probably not going anywhere. Most likely he or Lowrie will see time at 1B, which means we won't see Alonso for a while. Even if McNeil stays, putting him in the OF is no way to develop him. It also moves Nimmo or Conforto to CF, which will diminish their value. McNeil projected to have the same value as Cano or Lowrie, only he's 10 years younger. The way this organization treats promising young players is sickening. The Mets get nowhere near the value from their players that they should.

            The biggest problem with the off-season? If you're going to get Lowrie and Cano, why not just sign Machado or Harper? Machado would have slotted in at 3B for the next 10 years. Salary AAV works out about the same. Signing Machado and giving McNeil and Alonso playing time would probably produce more WAR per $ than signing Cano and Lowrie.

            Basically they're paying Lowrie and Cano money that could go to Machado, while making McNeil and Alonso play out of position or rot on the bench or in the Minors. This reduces their potential value to near nil. What a waste! This will also impede the development of the younger players.

            Infield depth wasn't really a problem. Bullpen depth and starting depth were and are. They'll bury this team. Last season's bullpen was one of the worst in baseball and they've added one pitcher. Wheeler and Matz are likely to miss time. Vargas is likely to pitch poorly. Lack of pitching depth will be this team's undoing. Unless Fred and Jeff plan on ponying up to fix the pitching, I'm not enthused about stockpiling 36 year old 2nd basemen and playing everyone out of position. It feels familiar, and not in a good way.


            "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

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            • deGrom settles at $17mil for 2019, avoiding arbitration. Record setting for the highest raise.

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              • Originally posted by Mongoose View Post

                Alonso was ready last season. I don't know how many people read the Minor League thread. I posted an article that revealed the Mets have no scouts working short season leagues. That's how cheap the team really is! It also mentioned that Alonso profiles as a player who's prime is now, and may be past his prime by the time Mets control runs out. He'll probably be exhibit A when the Players' Association negotiates their next CBA. The Mets are pinching pennies so hard, they're squandering an asset.

                McNeil will be much easier to trade than Frazier. He's cheaper. Also, Frazier has a bobblehead day coming up, so he's probably not going anywhere. Most likely he or Lowrie will see time at 1B, which means we won't see Alonso for a while. Even if McNeil stays, putting him in the OF is no way to develop him. It also moves Nimmo or Conforto to CF, which will diminish their value. McNeil projected to have the same value as Cano or Lowrie, only he's 10 years younger. The way this organization treats promising young players is sickening. The Mets get nowhere near the value from their players that they should.

                The biggest problem with the off-season? If you're going to get Lowrie and Cano, why not just sign Machado or Harper? Machado would have slotted in at 3B for the next 10 years. Salary AAV works out about the same. Signing Machado and giving McNeil and Alonso playing time would probably produce more WAR per $ than signing Cano and Lowrie.

                Basically they're paying Lowrie and Cano money that could go to Machado, while making McNeil and Alonso play out of position or rot on the bench or in the Minors. This reduces their potential value to near nil. What a waste! This will also impede the development of the younger players.

                Infield depth wasn't really a problem. Bullpen depth and starting depth were and are. They'll bury this team. Last season's bullpen was one of the worst in baseball and they've added one pitcher. Wheeler and Matz are likely to miss time. Vargas is likely to pitch poorly. Lack of pitching depth will be this team's undoing. Unless Fred and Jeff plan on ponying up to fix the pitching, I'm not enthused about stockpiling 36 year old 2nd basemen and playing everyone out of position. It feels familiar, and not in a good way.
                We will see how ready Alonso is I guess. It doesnt matter the way baseball works is that he starts in the minors not to start the clock. I believe it when I see it at the MLB level. We are possibly getting ready for a fall with a guy who struck out 30% of his AB's at the hitter friendly PCL. Lets hope not.

                I read an article or blurb about McNeil being a super utility player. Thats fine because we have no idea what McNeil is either.

                You know as well as anyone Machado/Harper wasnt happening -- and signing Machado doesnt dump Swarzak/Bruce's salary. These are the Wilpons.

                Infield depth was a problem as long as Frazier is getting at bats. If Frazier is slated to still get at bats they still dont have enough depth.

                I agree the need pen and SP help for sure, but again these are the Wilpon run Mets. Expect nothing. They still need a CF'er and right handed thump. No doubt.


                All in all I must say I am shocked that they did as much as the did so far. Its not enough but I am still surprised.

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                • Originally posted by Paulypal View Post

                  We will see how ready Alonso is I guess. It doesnt matter the way baseball works is that he starts in the minors not to start the clock. I believe it when I see it at the MLB level. We are possibly getting ready for a fall with a guy who struck out 30% of his AB's at the hitter friendly PCL. Lets hope not.

                  I read an article or blurb about McNeil being a super utility player. Thats fine because we have no idea what McNeil is either.

                  You know as well as anyone Machado/Harper wasnt happening -- and signing Machado doesnt dump Swarzak/Bruce's salary. These are the Wilpons.

                  Infield depth was a problem as long as Frazier is getting at bats. If Frazier is slated to still get at bats they still dont have enough depth.

                  I agree the need pen and SP help for sure, but again these are the Wilpon run Mets. Expect nothing. They still need a CF'er and right handed thump. No doubt.


                  All in all I must say I am shocked that they did as much as the did so far. Its not enough but I am still surprised.
                  Penny wise and dollar foolish. Going with talented, low cost players like McNeil and Alonso, and signing the best free agents is how you win. Putting talented young players on the shelf and signing 2nd and 3rd tier free agents is how you become the Mets.


                  "The Fightin' Met With Two Heads" - Mike Tyson/Ray Knight!

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                  • Originally posted by Mongoose View Post

                    Penny wise and dollar foolish. Going with talented, low cost players like McNeil and Alonso, and signing the best free agents is how you win. Putting talented young players on the shelf and signing 2nd and 3rd tier free agents is how you become the Mets.
                    I dont disagree at all but we both know what we are dealing with.

                    We can both say "they should have done................" until the cows come home. They dont do what they should have....almost never.

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                    • Originally posted by Paulypal View Post

                      I dont disagree at all but we both know what we are dealing with.

                      We can both say "they should have done................" until the cows come home. They dont do what they should have....almost never.
                      If nothing else, they are staying relevant in the news and giving us something to talk about this winter.

                      Pitchers and catchers report 1 month from tomorrow:

                      https://www.springtrainingonline.com/reporting-dates/

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                      • The nats also had a pretty solid offseason despite losing harper stuffing a few holes and are now projected for 92 wins. To be fair their team has some risk, strasburg tends to go to the dl and they can't really bank on eaton and Zimmerman either.

                        Team is Aging although it helps they got a few good young guys in soto, robles and turner as well as kieboom in the minors.

                        But mets definitely need to make another move especially since you can't rule out the braves and phillies.

                        So far the mets are projected for 85 wins. This projects to be the second wc spot behind the cards (87) and ahead of the braves (83) and Rockies (82).
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                        • Originally posted by jjpm74 View Post

                          If nothing else, they are staying relevant in the news and giving us something to talk about this winter.

                          Pitchers and catchers report 1 month from tomorrow:

                          https://www.springtrainingonline.com/reporting-dates/
                          They absolutely did.

                          I am still hoping that Sipp and Pollock end up on the Mets because that puts them over the top in my opinion. I am always hoping for the over the top moves. I think Sipp may be the best left reliver left out there.

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                          • Originally posted by dominik View Post
                            The nats also had a pretty solid offseason despite losing harper stuffing a few holes and are now projected for 92 wins. To be fair their team has some risk, strasburg tends to go to the dl and they can't really bank on eaton and Zimmerman either.

                            Team is Aging although it helps they got a few good young guys in soto, robles and turner as well as kieboom in the minors.

                            But mets definitely need to make another move especially since you can't rule out the braves and phillies.

                            So far the mets are projected for 85 wins. This projects to be the second wc spot behind the cards (87) and ahead of the braves (83) and Rockies (82).
                            Harper may stay a Nat so that makes them that much better.

                            Agreed the Mets are 1-3 moves away from being the actual favorite (or close to it) to win the East.


                            Just as a sidebar. By 1/25/2019 Bryce Harper is a Yankee. Just a prediction.
                            Last edited by Paulypal; 01-12-2019, 07:03 AM.

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                            • Originally posted by Paulypal View Post

                              Harper may stay a Nat so that makes them that much better.

                              Agreed the Mets are 1-3 moves away from being the actual favorite (or close to it) to win the East.


                              Just as a sidebar. By 1/25/2019 Bryce Harper is a Yankee. Just a prediction.
                              Pauly, that's a interesting prediction..
                              North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla

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                              • Originally posted by brooklynboy View Post

                                Pauly, that's a interesting prediction..
                                It makes sense I think. They are basically out on Machado. They are seriously left handed power depleted. When you have seen the Yankees without lefthanded power as much as they are right now?

                                Star power, splash......right up the Yankee alley.

                                Last edited by Paulypal; 01-13-2019, 07:25 AM.

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