-We all know the Mets are heavy in talented young pitcher from Binghamton to Brooklyn. Some of these guys have to be moved to go get a centerfielder to hold the fort down until Brandon Nimmo works his way through the system (ETA: 2015).
We also know the bean counters have the Mets in check with a ceiling of $100mil worth of salaries in 2013.
Lastly, there could be $50mil (Santana, Bay, Francisco) coming off the books in 2014.
Question: What’s exactly wrong with a 3-yr back-loaded offer to a decent centerfield specialist… let’s say 2013: $5mil, 2014: $8mil, 2015: $12mil… and who out there could foot the bill either through FA or a trade?
(miss ya David...)