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  • Originally posted by m8644 View Post
    the fact that Francesa was pushing for the idea should be a clue to everyone that it's a bad one, considering Francesa is a moron who knows very little about baseball.
    Well, he's not a Mets fan let's put it that way - but he's also not stupid. His point was about the Mets needing to selling tickets, and Jeter might well help. Reyes - not that this will ever happen - could go back to 2B. (BTW, Reyes is my favorite Met - never want to see him leave).
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    • Originally posted by Strawman View Post
      Well, he's not a Mets fan let's put it that way - but he's also not stupid. His point was about the Mets needing to selling tickets, and Jeter might well help. Reyes - not that this will ever happen - could go back to 2B. (BTW, Reyes is my favorite Met - never want to see him leave).
      I agree on Francessa. Although this may not be saying much he is far and away more knowledgeable than any of the others on that station. Now I think he is arrogant and comes off as a know it all (Which he doesnt), but a lot of the stuff he says is made to create interest and phone calls. He is no way a Met or a Jet fan and will needle them at every opportunity he gets. On the other hand the Mets need to sell tickets so his point is well taken although Jeter is not the answer. There is no answer for 2011 on the field. The Mets made several excellent moves at the top and that will take some time to see on the field. I am sure we will read on the board in the very near future from the posters how this team has a shot if this happens, and if that happens but this team is not there yet. I think for now we need to be happy, really happy about our front office.

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      • Who would come out to Citi Field just because Jeter is on the Mets????

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        • Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
          Who would come out to Citi Field just because Jeter is on the Mets????
          Cmon, Jeter without a doubt carries some draw with him. If he switched teams the draw would be pretty big just on name power alone. Not necessarily ability wise anymore. The draw may be temporary but it would be there for sure early on.

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          • Why NYC people have seen him on TV and interleague games for years, its not Willie Mays coming from the Giants. Maybe the one poster here who says he will tune out the Yankees but I don't see it. Especially with such a strong Yankophobic part of the fanbase.

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            • Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
              Why NYC people have seen him on TV and interleague games for years, its not Willie Mays coming from the Giants. Maybe the one poster here who says he will tune out the Yankees but I don't see it. Especially with such a strong Yankophobic part of the fanbase.
              I just think it would be a big splash early on. People have seen him for 15 years true, but in a Yankee uniform. Imagine him crossing over to Flushing. It would really be a story beyond sports, a big one. Then he hits .270 again and no biggib, but early on it would have a big impact.

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              • Originally posted by Paulypal View Post
                I just think it would be a big splash early on. People have seen him for 15 years true, but in a Yankee uniform. Imagine him crossing over to Flushing. It would really be a story beyond sports, a big one. Then he hits .270 again and no biggib, but early on it would have a big impact.
                If you put it that way, I see your point. I wonder if the playing hard all the time, running out grounders, not vapor locking stuff would rub off.

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                • Originally posted by PVNICK View Post
                  If you put it that way, I see your point. I wonder if the playing hard all the time, running out grounders, not vapor locking stuff would rub off.


                  i assure you....Tom Seaver has a better chance of playing for the mets in 2011 then Derek Jeter does.......and for the record, i've seen Jeter not run hard on some ground balls and vapor lock on certain plays.....just like any other player, great or not.
                  "all the mets road wins against the dodgers this year have occured at Dodger Stadium"---Ralph Kiner

                  "Blind people came to the park just to listen to him pitch"---Reggie Jackson, talking about Tom Seaver

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                  • Originally posted by m8644 View Post
                    i assure you....Tom Seaver has a better chance of playing for the mets in 2011 then Derek Jeter does.......and for the record, i've seen Jeter not run hard on some ground balls and vapor lock on certain plays.....just like any other player, great or not.
                    I agree no way the Yanks dont sign him and even if they didnt no way the Mets do. Jeter has made mistakes on the field, and has been overrated by fans, and the media. With that said he has been a really good player for a long time. He plays the game the right way. I wish the left side of the Met infield had his approach.

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                    • Jeter signing with the Mets would be a disaster...Remember when the Mets were making a play for Jorge Posada a few years back. The Yanks got him back, and they haven't regretted it, but imagine if Posada was a Met. His last few seasons would have been considered a disaster on the Mets and we would be adding his name to the contractual albatross that is Castillo/Ollie/Beltran. I don't need to see Jeter put up half the numbers with the Mets that he would with the Yanks, plus you just know once he dons the Mets script across his chest he's gonna tear a hamstring and be a continous injury problem. Thanks, but no thanks.
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                      • Originally posted by StrawberryField View Post
                        Jeter signing with the Mets would be a disaster...Remember when the Mets were making a play for Jorge Posada a few years back. The Yanks got him back, and they haven't regretted it, but imagine if Posada was a Met. His last few seasons would have been considered a disaster on the Mets and we would be adding his name to the contractual albatross that is Castillo/Ollie/Beltran. I don't need to see Jeter put up half the numbers with the Mets that he would with the Yanks, plus you just know once he dons the Mets script across his chest he's gonna tear a hamstring and be a continous injury problem. Thanks, but no thanks.

                        I cannot believe that Minaya offered a 36 year old catcher 5 years like he did with Posada.....in the NATIONAL LEAGUE!!!
                        "all the mets road wins against the dodgers this year have occured at Dodger Stadium"---Ralph Kiner

                        "Blind people came to the park just to listen to him pitch"---Reggie Jackson, talking about Tom Seaver

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                        • He didn't offer 5 years. Posada would have taken that if he did.
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                          • Originally posted by NYMets523 View Post
                            He didn't offer 5 years. Posada would have taken that if he did.

                            could have sworn I read he did......maybe it was 4
                            "all the mets road wins against the dodgers this year have occured at Dodger Stadium"---Ralph Kiner

                            "Blind people came to the park just to listen to him pitch"---Reggie Jackson, talking about Tom Seaver

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                            • Sandy Alderson knows what he is doing. As long as he doesn't start trading away the farm for Jason Middlebrook or Brian Moehler or some other over the hill/ never was/ former star, he'll do a good job. Anyway, we're Mets fans, how much worse can it get?

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                              • The only reason Francessa and these people who call up pretending to be Mets fans say we should sign Jeter is because Yankees fans don't want him anymore. Yeah for one or two years maybe, but no way 3 more years of Derek Jeter's bad range at SS and a decline at the plate. Yankees fans cannot stomach that so thats why they want to dump him on the Mets now.

                                Nice charitable folks these Yankees fans are.

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