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I agree, in fact I see Granderson trending into Mark Reynolds territory. He's a class act but as a Yankee fan, I'm glad we cut bait.
These "credibility signings" make me feel like a guy wearing a toupee and buying a mid-level sports car.
What I did next was to put his previous three seasons into an NL context, with the Mets, put that data into the Brock2 spreadsheet, and got the following RC numbers:
What happens in 2017? That's an amazing Mets effect.
What I don't get about the Granderson signing is that for an extra $5M/yr or so more, they could have very likely gotten Choo, who is a little younger and significantly better.
Eaten by wolves.
Four years vs. seven or eight?
For what they are paying Granderson, Colon, and Young, they could have front-loaded the Cano deal so that it wasn't an albatross in the middle when they may actually be in a position to contend.
I fully expect Granderson to tank (despite the almost inevitable 2 HR Opening day) for all the baseball reasons and also because of the bad Karma of all the pundits and fans calling him "a perfect fit". The last Met that phrase was bandied about so pervasively was ....Bobby Bonilla.
For what the Mets are paying Granderson and Colon, they could have had Cano.
$80MM? I seem to recall Cano's deal being somewhat more money than that.
My theory on Bay is he was juicing and then got off due to health concerns once he landed his big contract
For a long guaranteed contract, having the salary of individual years match up with those specific years' performance isn't actually better for the team. It only nourishes some irrational need.
I think the point he was making is that the Mets wouldn't contend over the first few years of a Cano deal so they might as well pay him $30 M (and everybody else $0) for those years. Then, in a couple of years when some of the youngsters have developed, they can pay Cano $10 M freeing up $20 M to fill in gaps elsewhere and contend.
i.e. no point paying Cano $20 M and some other schlub $10 now when that schlub won't make any difference, pay Cano $30 now and then $10 with $20 left for schlubs when they might matter.
The major problem with that idea is that the Wilpons would choose option (c) of sticking the schlub money in their pockets.
because the Mets have no OFers.
Never did see such a sudden turnaround in a player where injury was not an issue.
Didn't he have multiple major concussions?
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