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12-17-2012, 02:33 PM
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Originally Posted by GWOW View Post
You cant sugarcoat the Kent trade. It was a terrible trade. It was a terrible trade at the time as well. Baerga was fat, lazy and injured when he was acquired. Kent was widely regarded as one of the best young 2B in the game as a met. Plus, he was an all-star on three different teams. It's a cop out to say he was a great hitter because of Bonds.

How is Harvey the one who's overrated when he's the one who's actually dominated MLB hitters? Harvey threw 60 IP at the major league level while Wheeler has only 33 IP at AAA???

Injuries or headcase???? What's the difference? The point is that the Mets don't develop frontline starters....when they've won, they acquired them.

Koosman was never the ace of the staff until much later in his career. Seaver ran the staff. Ryan was never a dominant starter as a Met. Darling was a high Rangers draft pick and spent a year in their system before being traded. He was an above-average picther at best...really only had one "dominant" season.

50 years history and only two aforementioned pitchers were drafted and developed by the Mets who went on to become legit aces. Koosman is a close third.
Kent was traded by the Mets when he was 28. While he was certainly look at as a "good" player at the time, he wasn't some up and coming star still. He was a moody SOB who took games off and didn't want to play for a losing team, which the Mets were at that time.

Just because a guy became a great player for another team, doesn't mean you can absolutely kill an organization for it. He was a moody POS who was absolutely dreadful to watch when the Mets were losing, if you actually watched him play.

Harvey is now overrated because people are basing his ability off of 10 starts at the MLB level at the end of the season. Is he extremely talented? Yes. Is he now a better prospect than Wheeler because of it? No.

Harvey will likely be a great 3/solid 2, Wheeler has the potential to a great 2/ace for a few seasons.

Seaver is an all time great, can't really hold it on Koosman for being overshadowed.

TLDR; Mets biggest problem is poor drafting and fans expectations that every high pick/touted player is the savior.

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