12 comments for “Friday open thread – 1/11/19

  1. Mike Walczak
    January 11, 2019 at 7:12 am

    It depends on what the team looks like when I have to make the choice.

  2. Artie
    January 11, 2019 at 8:06 am

    Bruce,Frazier,Swarsak,Vargas…no. Cespedes,Bay,nope. Gee I don’t know.

  3. January 11, 2019 at 9:23 am

    Not exactly on point but I’d rather have a Harper at age 26 than Cano at 36 and Lowrie at 35

  4. Metsense
    January 11, 2019 at 9:23 am

    I would fill in the holes in the roster (and then some) with short term, fair priced, B level free agents that are younger than 33 yoa. (Ramos, Familia). The draft would be a priority along with international signings.If a minor league “star “comes up I would try to extend him on his 5th year for three years for a total contract commitment of five years.(Wheeler and deGrom although deGrom would be an exception ) . This would give flexiblity to the roster and keep costs in check.. Long term expensive contracts seems to cripple a team when the don’t work. They also rarely work.

  5. January 12, 2019 at 12:16 am

    David and I started a podcast Wednesday and ran into all kinds of technical difficulties. So, we decided to re-do it on Friday. Ran into some more issues but we overcame them this time. I think this is well worth a listen.


  6. TexasGusCC
    January 12, 2019 at 12:59 am

    I’m all for the Nationals signing Harper to a huge contract! Then, play him at first base, LOL Nats! Meantime, can they then afford Rendon? Probably not. Rendon a FA in 2020, my, wouldn’t he look nice wearing orange and blue?

  7. TexasGusCC
    January 12, 2019 at 3:07 am


    If Chili Davis can get Todd Frazier back to being a productive hitter, he may be the best hitting coach ever! Charles, tell him that hitting to right field is legal now.

  8. Eraff
    January 12, 2019 at 5:57 am

    This appears to be BVW’s version of Win now

    I anticipate Alonzo at aaa to start because Rosario is still cutting his teeth….. one crying baby at a time, when you believe you’re competing for a Pennant

    The Vets will establish their level …. lots of infielders moving around….. some of them with new outfield Mitts on some days.

  9. TexasGusCC
    January 12, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Fascinating article, and check out who they have #2 on the Steamer’s Mets rookie performance expectations and by how much! On a smaller wow! Scale, see how many pitchers the Braves have listed. Oh boy….


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    • TexasGusCC
      January 12, 2019 at 2:40 pm

      It was t even a word, just a reaction, LOL

  10. Eraff
    January 12, 2019 at 10:41 am

    deGrom… I’ve seen it written that there is expectation that the mets will take out his arb years and extend him for 5 years at similar average salary to Max and Price…according to Mike Puma

    This is not smart…if I understand this to mean ripping up the recently signed deal and doing 150 million from 2019-2023.

    If I’m deGrom, I don’t throw a Pitch without guaranteed money…that said, I don;t believe the Mets should be signing a 5 year Market level contract for a 31 year old pitcher with 2 years left in Arb.

    Everyone should play it smart and nice. Jake should get extremely wealthy and the Mets should save a few bucks.

    • TexasGusCC
      January 12, 2019 at 5:28 pm

      He is making guaranteed money, $17MM of it.

      Yesterday Dan O’Dowd said in order for the system to be fair to the younger player, there needs to be arbitration for everyone. I think veterans would revolt and the kids would celebrate, but who really ever considers the youngster in anything in life?

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