If the Mets trade Reyes, they are also trading the spark to their offense. He's one of those players that, when healthy, is nearly impossible to replace.
As we Met fans have witnessed the past couple of years.
it's not a matter of whether or not teh mets want hi,. because i'm sure they do. but the wilpons may be on the hook for somethign like a billion dollars.
yeah i dont think the mets are quite that bad either but they will finish a distant 4th or 5th(not outta the question). they need johan back asap.
rickie weeks got paid! signed an extension for 4 years, $38.5 milli! an option for a 5th year could bump it to $50 million.
The Mets rotation is in shambles. Santana can only do so much this year coming off an injury, Pelf and Dickey would both have to have another good season and Neise would have to stay healthy to stay in the rotation, plus the few new guys they got which I'm not really sure how'd they fit in yet like Buchholtz, Capuano, and Young who is always hurt.
The bullpen, I don't even know where to start. I guess they'll throw Ollie back in the pen as a lefty and Mejia as the setup man, K-Rod as the closer. Mejia could even be a starter if they need one, but he's got to work on his control. The rest of the BP I guess would just fall into place.
Their lineup looks decent on paper with Reyes back at the top coming back from an injury season along with Murphy who the Mets really missed last year. Don't know where he'll play now with Ike Davis playing first mostly last year, maybe they'll platoon them even though they are both lefties. Bay, Beltran, and Wright would anchor the meat of the lineup, Bay must have a good year this year, he was a huge disappointment last year. The rest would be Castillo, Pagan/Hairston, and the new catcher Paulino. I mean, their offense should be alright as long as everyone stays healthy which is a long shot. Their pitching is what worries me the most.
As for the offense, I want to see:
C - Thole
1B - Davis
2B - Murphy (why not? it wouldn't be the first time he's shifted positions, and he was playing it during rehab last year)
3B - Wright
SS - Reyes
LF - Bay
CF - Beltran/Pagan (whoever fields better in Spring Training)
RF - Beltran/Pagan (whoever fields worse)