YANKS BRILLIANT, METS DUMB by Tom Brennan
So the other shoe dropped. Yanks trade another of their pantheon of recently acquired bullpen greats, Andrew Miller, for Cleveland's #1 prospect and some other valuable pieces. This just days after trading Aroldis Chapman for a great Cubs' #1 prospect and some other valuable pieces.
They signed these two superior superior relievers, got great, terrific, exciting production from them, then got great prospects in two great trades. BRILLIANT.
The Mets, #2 but not trying harder, always half step, signing dudes like de Aza and Bastardo, with fingers crossed. DUMB.
The Yanks will likely re-sign Chapman in the off-season, too.
They know quality and ain't shy to get it.
Heck, they'll probably sign Cespedes too this offseason when he opts out of his contract the Mets. Of course, the Mets could and should have signed with Cespedes long term last off-season when he was cheap. DUMB.
Mets should have done what it took to land Lucroy - too cautious…too DUMB. But now that Lucroy turned down Cleveland, maybe the Mets will get lucky and snag him after all.
Yanks will return to dominance next year. The Mets have a long term plan…of keeping their fingers crossed. DUMB. Please stop being dumb..