Posted by Mack Ade at 8:00 AM
There is one other way to look at the possibility of the 2013 season. What if the Mets did sign both Brian Wilson and Daisuke Matsuzaka to an incentive laden one year contract and lightning was struck twice in a bottle? Would you need upgrades in the outfield if you had these two guys pitching like they did in their prime with what is already on this team? Miracles have happened before. Hell, I remember a team in 1969 that…
There continues to be very little to write about in Met-land, so the subject of Scott Harrison keeps coming up. Forget the dollars being tossed around here and how far apart both parties are. The important thing you need to read here is the fact that Harrison wants this all to come to an end in the next seven days. What this means is we will neither move on to the next subject or start speculating who he’s going to platoon with in the met outfield. My guess here is Alderson will get his way on a one-year deal, but it’s going to cost him at least $3mil to pull it off.
Adam Rubin reported that P Jenrry Mejia has a 4th option left because his first three happened so young. This does give the Mets the option of keeping him in the AAA rotation for at least the first half of the season and work with him as a starter. Since we’re at it. Leave Jeurys Familia in the rotation also and go 1-2-3- wit Zack Wheeler, Mejia, and Familia u to the all-star break. These are three talented pitchers, two of which may need nothing more than more time to find the zone. The worst case scenario here might be you walk away with two new member of the Flushing pen. Let’s try and remember that less than 18 months ago these were the top two prospects in the organization. You might not want to give up on them yet. Just a thought.
Question - Rank Wheeler, Taillon, S Miller, Gausman, Z Lee, Paxton, A Webster, M Perez.
Jim Callis @jimcallisBA - Top 4 in order: Miller, Wheeler, Gausman, Taillon.
Rob Castellano's prospect countdown continues with Wuilmer Becerra:
So… a star prospect catcher under team control for six years, a potential SP3 also under team control for six years, a much needed backup catcher with pop and a $1.3mil right hand hitting OF prospect I didn’t have to pay the bonus for… all for a 38-year old pitcher. Hell of a deal.