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Why the Mets Will Never Win with Sandy Alderson
Meanwhile, back at the article...the Cubs reference seems bizarre.
Remember just a few years back when we were laughing at small market clubs like Pittsburgh and Kansas City?
Looking at their lineup, going forward they have solid players at C, 2B, 3B... Anywhere else? You can slot Duda in but counting on players like Davis and Tejada is problematic.
There are 30 teams, which means everyone should expect to win a championship every 30 years, and be in a world series every 15 years. The mets hit the 15 year period, on being in a series, right? You are not really under-performing until you go about 45 years without a championship. You might want to win more than your share, because you are a large market team, but that is not an entitlement.
But I would assume/hope for new players at SS and both corner spots.
I, personally, will hold off rating Alderson to after 2015.
very thin minor league pipeline due to trades from Minaya trying to win before he got fired.
whether or not the Wilpons will open up the checkbook for free agents
There's no Beltran or Delgado in this class
If Choo can be had reasonably then ok, maybe Garza, ... and what?
Alderson inherited Harvey, Niese, Duda, Parnell, Tejada, Satin, and probably some other big-league caliber players I'm forgetting.
I guess you can needle Satin with selective endpoints, but he's been about a 2.5 WAR player per 160, can play 3 positions and has a .380 OBP. He's clearly a major leaguer.
However, if you read my post you would know that my point wasn't that Alderson was left with riches--it was that you made up the part about the "very thin minor league pipeline due to trades from Minaya trying to win before he got fired." That didn't happen
If only the Mets had as much payroll on the 25-man roster as Pittsburgh and Kansas City...
his really happen? Carlos Gomez turned out. I guess he threw away Heath Bell for no reason, but he was a major leaguer by then. Anyone else? Alderson inherited Harvey, Niese, Duda, Parnell, Tejada, Satin, and probably some other big-league caliber players I'm forgetting.
If he is an example of the pipeline that Minaya left Alderson, then that just reinforces my statement that the pipeline was very thin.
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