The internet seems to be broken. Here are some searches I did around 7:30pm
Hmm the internet mustn’t be working right. Let’s try again.
Well clearly Google doesn’t know how to find things. Maybe twitter..
Well, this is damn peculiar.
I even asked the 2300 followers of @metspolice if someone could send me just ONE tweet where someone, anyone, said this was a good contract. Nobody sent me anything.
Well, one thing is for sure. The Mets are idiots for not outbidding the Marlins. Even though not one person on the internet says it was a smart deal, the Mets are stupid for not topping it. Stupid Wilpons.
I can put together a much better team than those stupid Wilpons who were too cheap to outbid the Marlins! Let’s visit Cot’s Baseball Contracts and I’ll show Sandy how it’s done.
First up we have Santana making $24,000,000. Last year he was 0-0 with 0 innings pitched. He’s my ace.
Next, Jason Bay will pull in a cool $18,125,000. So that’s $42 million give or take and I have two players, one of whom didn’t play last year.
David Wright gets another $15,250,000 to bring us to $57 million and three players.
RA, and who doesn’t love RA, gets $4,750,000 and D.J. Carrasco gets $1,200,000…add that all up and Cot’s says we’re at $63,325,000
Well, let’s not jerk around with Jose, let’s outbid the Marlins and give him 6 years and $107 million. That brings us to..oh let’s call it $81,000,000.
Now we have a SS, a 3B, 2 starters and a bullpen guy.
Fortunately we have all these young guys. Murph, Ike and Tejada can all make the major league minium of $480,000. And Duda and Gee. So let’s see five times 48….that’s another $2,400,000 so now we’re at $83,400,000
We need a centerfielder. I’m sure Pagan will take $3.5 again. That’s $86,900,000
Mike Pelfrey is arbitration eligible and his agent is Scott Boras. He’ll lose and only make 5 million. That’s 91,900,000
Some more cheapos…Niese and Thole. That’s another $960,000 for a total of $92,860,000.
How many players we got so far? Santana, RA, Niese, Gee and somebody. One guy in the pen. Ike, Murph, Reyes and Wright, Thole, Bay, Pagan and Duda. Tejada on the bench where he belongs.
Well, there’s 13 players on the team now. Basically your 2011 Mets, and they finished 4th with Reyes having a great year.
Let’s get 12 more guys, keep the payroll under $100m…and 12 guys times $480k is another $5,760,000 – and I’m sure all those major league minimum guys are good….and the payroll is at $98,620,000
There you go. Your 2012 Jose Reyes Mets for under $100 million! Only 12 hypothetical guys making the major league minimum plus 7 others making the minimum.
What a completely realistic plan – AND the type of players who can clearly finish 4th year after year after year.
Why wouldn’t the Mets tie up $17 million for the next 6 years under this plan?
Clearly the Mets are idiots.
I have to go now, I’m sure Google is back to working and I’ll easily find the articles about what a great deal this is for the Marlins.
Here’s what you all should REALLY worry about. The next Marlins fire sale. Say it’s in three years. What deep pocket team will need a big splash shortstop to replace their retiring legend. Search your feelings you know it to be true.