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Mets have got to move faster

Posted on: January 8, 2009 7:29 am
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Now that it appears the Red Sox are on the verge of adding John Smoltz (along with Rocco Baldelli, whom I would have loved to have seen in a Mets uniform), I have to wonder whether this is going to affect our trying to sign Derek Lowe.

The Braves definately have the money to add starting pitching (they have tried all winter to trade for Jake Peavy and we're in on the bidding of $80 mil to A.J. Burnett) and now that it appears that John Smoltz is ready to jump ship, I just cannot see the Braves going with a rotation that features Jair Jurrjens, Javier Vasquez,  Jorge Campillo, Charlie Morton and Jo-Jo Reyes, with Tim Hudson out until likely late in the summer. Tom Glavine is also unlikely to return even more so now that Smoltz is gone.

The Mets really need to hurry up and lock up another starting pitcher whether it be Lowe, Oliver Perez, Randy Wolf, whomever and quick because Atlanta could easily swoop in and take 2 of the guys we are currently looking at. 

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Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2009 2:02 pm
 

Mets have got to move faster

The Mets have a Great Team so far from what they have done this off-season, They got Fransisco Rodriguez, and acquiring J.J. Putz from the Seattle Mariners. With them in the Bullpen they are ready to go fro there starting rotation, which would be Great If they added Derek Lowe. Another Great Acquisition for them would be Ben Sheets, I know he is injured a lot but he would still be a Great Pitcher like he always has been. They still need to get rid of Luis Castillo they should trade him for another staring pitcher, and then go after Orlando Hudson who would really give the Mets more speed and fielding that they need at Second Base. And for there outfield needs they should just stick with what they got, I mean really they have Daniel Murphy and Fernando Tatis for Left field, Carlos Beltran in Center Field, and Ryan Church in Right Field, they have a great outfield but to make it even more assuring they should sign Garrett anderson or Jacque Jones! Not go after Manny Ramirez because he wants way too much money.




Since: Feb 1, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2009 2:01 pm
 

Mets have got to move faster

The Mets have a Great Team so far from what they have done this off-season, They got Fransisco Rodriguez, and acquiring J.J. Putz from the Seattle Mariners. With them in the Bullpen they are ready to go fro there starting rotation, which would be Great If they added Derek Lowe. Another Great Acquisition for them would be Ben Sheets, I know he is injured a lot but he would still be a Great Pitcher like he always has been. They still need to get rid of Luis Castillo they should trade him for another staring pitcher, and then go after Orlando Hudson who would really give the Mets more speed and fielding that they need at Second Base. And for there outfield needs they should just stick with what they got, I mean really they have Daniel Murphy and Fernando Tatis for Left field, Carlos Beltran in Center Field, and Ryan Church in Right Field, they have a great outfield but to make it even more assuring they should sign Garrett anderson or Jacque Jones! Not go after Manny Ramirez because he wants way too much money.



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