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The Mets’ projected outfield, at the moment, is Eric Young Jr. in left field, Juan Lagares in center and Lucas Duda in right. Yet the Boras said the Mets have not expressed in signing two of his clients who are among the top astronauts, er, outfielders on the open market in Jacoby Ellsbury and Shin-Soo Choo.
They’ve got one guy with the Wright Stuff and a lot of Arm-strongs but they need more astronauts.
Houston Astros, we have a problem.
Ah, beautiful Viera.
"We've been in that stratosphere once recently with David Wright," Alderson said. "I think those were special circumstances. I think it would be difficult to duplicate that again, not from a financial standpoint, just in terms of team-building. I think it's difficult to concentrate those kinds of resources in very few players. It's not really the way you build a quality, sustainable winning team."
In case anyone didn't get the message, Alderson paused for a moment, then added, "I think that's a probably not."
When asked Monday what he has accomplished, he began his media briefing with the type of opening monologue we've grown used to.
"Well, I was upstairs stacking our money," Alderson said before adding, "Don't get excited -- they were all fives."
Homer: Well, I really should discuss this with my wife.
Salesman: Your wife? [cracks an imaginary whip]
Homer: What, you think I'm going to buy a $20,000 truck just because you make that noise?
Salesman: [does it again] [and again] [and again]
Homer: I'll take it!
This is painful. I am in physical pain.
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