Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:36 pm
Mon Oct 09, 2017 5:43 pm
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:05 pm
HeyNowHK wrote:Don't know how Harvey possibly gets a raise. He could actually get less than his '17 number by 20%.
And that AJR number is also ridiculous. He's nowhere near worth that. I expect him to get moved.
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:51 pm
Tue Oct 10, 2017 1:01 am
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:01 am
The Juice wrote:I'm far from a Robles fan, and Lord knows I might just lose my mind if I watch him continue to groove fastballs right down the middle of the plate and then point to the sky when they are blasted into orbit. That said, I think the Mets have to bring him back if the cost is only $1M.
Seems to me that Robles is the exact type of "buy low" candidate we pine for the FO to bring in every year, just in this case we've all probably seen him too much to think there's anything there. But if he were in another organization and we knew he had a 95+ fastball and could take a flyer on him for a $1M I think a lot of us would say "sure, why not?"
I suppose the difference is that being in arbitration there isn't room to negotiate a minor league deal with him, is there?
Tue Oct 10, 2017 8:19 am
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:07 am
TomInNC wrote:Why would Wilmer get less?
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:17 am
Tue Oct 10, 2017 10:49 am
Metro2007 wrote:TomInNC wrote:Why would Wilmer get less?
That's a raise of 1.5 million. He made 2.2 in 2017.
Tue Oct 10, 2017 2:31 pm
LTKfRGM wrote:if TPG is right (and they mostly are), Robles has 1 option left. The mets can pay him his million and send him to Vegas if they have better options. His money is guaranteed, but his spot on the 25 is not.
Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:12 pm
acerimusdux wrote:LTKfRGM wrote:if TPG is right (and they mostly are), Robles has 1 option left. The mets can pay him his million and send him to Vegas if they have better options. His money is guaranteed, but his spot on the 25 is not.
Yeah, probably worth $1M to stash him in AAA. The last 7 names on that list are worth it, the first 4 maybe aren't.
I was already thinking they should plan on cutting Harvey in ST unless something changes there, but Ramos at that price is in the same boat. In fact he'd make near to $2M even if you cut him. That's expensive for a lottery ticket. And I don't mind Aoki for one year as the 5th OF, but for $6.3M, you can take him or leave him.
Fifth outfielders, erratic pen arms, and fringe SP shouldn't be that hard to find. Maybe take that $21M+, spend it on someone actually good to fill one of those spots, and then find unproven young guys at MLB minimum to gamble on in whatever holes are left.