The Mets Signing Colon To 2 YRs/$20 MIL – Is Just Par For The Course Of Insane!
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The Mets are like a gambling addict that has been clean for a few years, before suffering a serious relapse.
These are guys that never played for you during the 2013 season. Oh yeah…They still contribute annually to the Bobby Bonilla ‘liquor fund’ – thanks to a long restructured contract from many moons ago.
So now that they have altered their club to don a new era of “Strike out Champs”, they have gone overboard in throwing down a 2 YR/$20 MIL contract for a 300 LB PED user like Bartolo Colon.
“It Was A Little More Than Stem Cell Technology”
Hey Mets, the A’s GM Billy Beane had a movie made about him for a reason. That guy actually signed your former Draft Pick in Scott Kazmir to a 2 YR/$22 MIL – in order to replace the ‘BULLFROG‘ you just inked to a 2 year deal.
There is no doubt that Colon has held off father time during the last 2 campaigns, but I will bet you a free tattoo that this guy suffers a brutal injury under your watch.
Don’t even worry about this from a pitching perspective. I mean everyone remembers him blowing out his ‘hammy’ covering 1st base in 2011 with the Yankes.
Non – athletic that is what Colon is (no pun intended), but guess what fellas….he has to hit for your team – maybe 2 – 3 times a game. Good luck with that!
I am not sure if he could get to 1st – even if he roped one into the canyon that is your outfield at Citi Field.
It is all fine and dandy to show you can spend money – but not if it is stupid.
Nobody expects you to compete in 2014, so a gamble on somebody like Colon is not bright. Why not sign a few guys for a long term deal, that will be there when you can compete?
That is now $32.25 MIL in 2014 payroll on 3 players – who are extremely risky business in Colon, Young and Granderson.
You are dreaming if you don’t think that man is spinning some kind of illegal magic that is not detected by the MLB.
Your offseason just went from serving your fanbase hor d’oeuvres of ‘dumb’ to a full smorgasbord of it now – courtesy of the management.
I don’t blame your Flushing Meadows faithful, they have long had to endure this multitude of crap. You have some of the most loyal fans there is in baseball.
They should all be commended for supporting the club. Unlike other teams fans, they also don’t hide from their teams struggle via radio or other social form. They are present, loud and accountable.
It would be nice if the brass would do the same in reverse!
As a kid growing up in Virginia, our closest teams were the Braves and the Orioles, so I was able to see a few games a year in both Fulton County Stadium and Memorial Stadium/Camden Yards.
The NL New York organization was once one of the best run teams during that span.
Sandwiched in the middle are guys (and after that), were signed at the wrong time: Mo Vaughn, Luis Castillo, Bret Saberhagen, Robbie Alomar, Bobby Bonilla, Shawn Green, Carlos Delgado, Oliver Perez, Jason Bay and Johan Santana.
If you look back in their history of players, a lot of guys had better careers elsewhere after leaving, or before coming to them too.
Guys like Jeff Kent and Melvin Mora looked promising with the club, only to have been shipped off for horrible trades that brought back a rapidly declining tandem of Carlos Baerga and Mike Bordick for the assets in return.
The Mets were even able to stop Carlos Beltran in his prime, before seeing a recent renaissance with the Cardinals.
Of course we all know that Willie Mays ended his illustrious career with the New York Mets.
Tom Glavine was on his last legs of his career with the Mets in 2007, before being trounced on the last day of the regular season. New York coughed up a NL East Division lead of 7.5 Games in the last 17 days of Sept.
The Mets also signed the wrong Matsui out of Japan, as he made off with $21 MIL of the clubs cash – putting up a .670 OPs – while the Yankees paid out Hideki Matsui went on to have a .852 OPS – and many fruitful years with the NY Yankees – including a .933 OPS in 56 Career Playoff Games..
“Godzilla” only made $1 MIL more in his 1st 3 years of his contract, and massively outperformed his countryman.
The only thing the club has seemed to do right, was let the Yankees pay Pedro Feliciano for the 2011 – 2012 years of not playing, after you abused the guy for appearances the previous 3 years to that.
Please note, we had to add the B. because the other Chris R. Young (SP from 2011 – 2012 with the club) – has potentially joined many others who have seen their career end in a Mets uniform.
I can’t wait to see what is next from the brass.
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Posted on December 12, 2013, in MLB Teams: Articles and Analysis, The Rest: Everything Baseball and tagged bartolo colon, bille beane, bobby bonilla, bret saberhagen, carlos baerga, carlos beltran, carlos delgado, chris b. young, chris r. young, citi field, curtis granderson, darryl strawberry, david wright, Dwight Gooden, fulton county stadium in atlanta, hideki matsui, hunter stokes, jason bay, jeff kent, johan santana, kaz matsui, kevin appier, luis castillo, matt harvey, melvin mora, mike bordick, mike piazza, mo vaughn, new york yankees, NL east, Noah Syndergaard, oakland athletics, oliver perez, pedro feliciano, r.a. dickey, roberto alomar, sandy alderson, scott kazmir, shawn green, tom glavine, willie mays, zack wheeler. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.