Posted by Richard Herr at 12:00 PM
“So whaddya think?”
“Whaddya mean? What do I think?”
“Whaddya think about this sudden signing of three relievers?”
“When you think about it, it’s to be expected with Sandy.”
“What does Sandy avoid like the plague?”
“Yes, but I’m thinking of one aspect of that.”
“Well, let’s see...”
“I’m from New York. I can’t wait for you. The thing Sandy hates is long-term contracts.”
“So what you’re going to wind up with is a lot of lapsed contracts. That means a lot of guys become free agents and test the market.”
“Then Sandy’s got a whole bunch of lapsed contracts he’s got to either renew, or find someone else to replace the player who’s left. Okay, we hope there’s going to be fewer and fewer of those, because we got rookies coming up to replace those larger contracts.”
“We gonna have that many rookies coming up the pipeline?”
“Not realistically, so you’re going to have a lot of late signings as both Sandy and the players test the market. Look for it in the future.”
Whenever Richard Herr isn’t solving all the Mets’ problems, he spends his time writing humorous science fiction novels.
You can see his books at https://www.amazon.com/Richard-Herr/e/B00J5XBKX4.