Sorry for the double post, didnt want to edit. Warning this is gonna be long, but...
As for the future of the Mets, what needs to be done is obvious. Wilpon is in a heap of a mess with this billion dollar lawsuit and the debt he is currently in. Alderson was the perfect person to bring in, as was Collins as Manager. Alderson was part of Billy Beane's "Money Ball", and he knows what it takes to put the best product on the field without spending big money. Collins is the no nonsense manager who plays what he believes is best for the team (see Jay Bay).
What needs to be done will be done. Reyes and Beltran are on contract years, they are playing for their paycheck. As exciting it is to see them playing well again (Reyes especially), they need to be traded. As much as I wish we were able to keep Reyes, it just isnt possible. This team will not be spending like they have in the past. He needs to be traded for all the prospects we can get. I do not know what the prospect pools of teams like Red Sox and Giants look like, but those are teams that have a need at SS and hopefully something we can get worked out. Likewise Beltran and any other valuable Met WILL be traded at or near the deadline (Krod included).
So with that we have us trading Reyes, Beltran, Krod and others for prospects. Which hurts me to say it, but means Wright MUST be traded too. If all others are traded, which I expect. How could you bury someone like Wright on a celler dwelling team. Compare Wright to what Lundqvist would be if we had ZERO chance of making the playoffs, we would all hope him the best on a new team for the sake of him achieving his goal.
I wish this wasn't the direction we were headed, but I honestly don't see any other possibilities. Sports Illustrated had a great article on Wilpon. I honestly believe he did not know what he was getting into, but whats done is done. We need a new face owning our team. so I personally hope the lawsuit holds up, he us unable to pay back the 200 Mil to the new minority share owner and we have a new direction in 2plus years.
Prediction...Reyes-Giants, Beltran-Tigers, Krod-Cardinals...Wright-Next year
Eh, Cleveland has enough talent to hang around the top of the AL Central for the rest of the year. There's really not any front runner in that division, as the White Sox are pretty "meh" and Detroit is Detroit. If Fausto Carmona can get it turned around, Cleveland will have a real shot at the division.
I'd rather see Parnell throw 93 or 94 and control his pitches than sit at a wild 98. He just overthrows too often. Great arm though.
Yeah pretty much. His problems are is he can't control his pitches, doesn't have an out pitch, and has no movement on his fastball. If he threw a 96 MPH fastball with some movement, it would be unhittable.