12/8/16

Reese Kaplan -- While Sandy Caught 40 More Winks...

4 comments
The Cubs lost Aroldis Chapman so they traded for Wade Davis and now have inked Koji Uehara, a pitcher I've long advocated the Mets pursue.  His CAREER numbers include a 2.53 ERA and a WHIP of below 0.9.  Please don't tell me his $4.5 million one-year contract was too rich for their blood.

I know the officially company line...that they cannot do anything until they straighten out their outfield situation.  Do you buy it?  I sure don't.  Did you see how a winning ballclub operates?  They actively seek to improve the roster.  They don't set arbitrary constraints on how and when to do so.  They pursue players who will help them secure a pennant, not just await what scraps are leftover.

4 comments:

bob gregory said...

If a team takes on the characteristics of it's leaders examples......

Does that mean the Mets players are learning:

That there is always next year?

Other things must happen first before you give your best shot to improve?

Players and their contributions to the team are not special enough to overcome monetary concerns?

It is perfectly ok to settle?


Reese Kaplan said...

Cardinals lose Jon Jay. So they sign Dexter Fowler.

Meantime we lose Domingo Tapia and Andrew Barbosa. That doing nothing strategy of Sandy Alderson has the organization worse than it was a year ago when they went one and done.

Thomas Brennan said...

GS Warriors won 73 games, and got Kevin friggin' Durant. Ownership is timid. Real clubs (Cubs, Red Sox, Yanks) are not. They win, we wish. Simple as that. Sad as that.

Eddie Corona said...

Reese I have to say I didnt have Koji Uehara on my radar... But you are 100Pct right 4.5 mIl for a quality guys should not stop this team from acquiring a guy who's whip was 0.9...

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