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Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Debating the Mets’ Signing of Adrian Gonzalez With Myself

goodfundies Posted: January 17, 2018 at 12:33 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: adrian gonzalez, mets, the simpsons

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   1. Russlan thinks deGrom is da bomb Posted: January 18, 2018 at 04:10 PM (#5609009)
In a vacuum, the signing of Gonzalez is not a big deal. Even for the casg-strapped Mets, a one-year deal at the veteran's minimum is not a big deal. He's unlikely to be any good but at that salary, he is easy to cut ties with and should not be allowed too much if he sucks.

The more troubling thing about this is what it says about the rest of the team. Even with Conforto out for April, the Mets could have gone with Nimmo/Lagares/Cespedes/Bruce in the outfield and Smith/Flores at first. What this signing tells me is that the time doesn't think much of Lagares/Smith/Nimmo. They don't think they can be decent until Conforto comes back.
   2. snapper (history's 42nd greatest monster) Posted: January 18, 2018 at 04:20 PM (#5609023)
The more troubling thing about this is what it says about the rest of the team. Even with Conforto out for April, the Mets could have gone with Nimmo/Lagares/Cespedes/Bruce in the outfield and Smith/Flores at first. What this signing tells me is that the time doesn't think much of Lagares/Smith/Nimmo. They don't think they can be decent until Conforto comes back.

Won't Flores be needed at 3B or 2B (depending on where Cabrera plays)?

To me, this is Smith insurance, plain and simple. The OF is still Nimmo/Lagares/Cespedes/Bruce until Conforto comes back.
   3. Barry`s_Lazy_Boy Posted: January 18, 2018 at 04:24 PM (#5609026)
Signing a guy for the minimum is depth, not a sign that they don't trust who they currently have.
   4. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: January 18, 2018 at 04:34 PM (#5609037)
Agree with #3. Some people are way overreacting to this. Mets just want to kick the tires on an old vet and add some depth for the start of the season.

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