Monday, December 07, 2009

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"Low Budget" Players Of Any Kind

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So a few things...

Thanks to everyone who let me know that the print copy of Sunday's News included the phrase "low budget latin players" (read here for more on that) but it hit me at 3am what the real story is.

The inclusion of the word "latin" in the sentence is interesting, and we can do that whole brouhaha another time, but let's focus on the rest of the sentence.  Low budget players.

That suggests that the Mets believe the injuries were the problem and that the basic team is solid enough to win.   Now before you roll your eyes, we all believed the same thing a year ago.  However, I think we're all justifiably less enthusiastic about folks like Pelfrey, Murphy and Maine than we were last off-season.  I also take the Phillies very seriously.

Should be an interesting week, and yeah I guess we'll pay attention to the surnames of any new players just in case that where's there's smoke there's fire.

Over the weekend, if you missed it, I wondered how the season ticket renewal rate might affect the signings this week.  I've heard from a few that they are being told that the deadline was "soft" and that the Mets would welcome a late renewal.

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1 Response to ""Low Budget" Players Of Any Kind"
December 7, 2009 at 11:17 AM
Mets leadership may realize that there were more problems last year than just the injuries, but they may not have the resources to add a premium free agent and still address the other holes.

It should be interesting to see what happens this week.

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