Friday, February 8, 2013

Review of the off-season...

As pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report on Monday I thought it was a good time to take a look at the 2012-2013 off-season.  Despite the Mets being the last team in the league to sign a major league deal, and in all only giving out two of those deals, they did alright.

The rotation is the strength of the club and Shaun Marcum is a solid addition, sure they'll miss Dickey if Dickey is what he was last season.  Within a matter of days the pen has been completely revamped and there are some solid relievers coming to camp.

I would have pick-up a super utility guy like Ryan Theriot but the infield and there back-ups isn't the issue.  I thought they should have brought in a back-up catcher but clearly they are comfortable with Recker until d"Arnaud is called up.

The real misstep this off-season was the outfield, I have a hard time believing that the plan was to pursue Bourn all along and really if they do land Bourn, then they had a solid off-season taking into consideration they're still building this organization.  I think they misread the market and Bourn is now their scramble to recover.  Either they thought players prices would come back to them or they thought they could land a trade that never materialized.  Without Bourn it was a disappointing off-season but if they land him I believe it's a big step toward changing the perception about the Mets...



Subtractions                                                                                        
R.A. Dickey                                                                                      
Mike Pelfrey                                                                                      
Chris Young                                                                                      
Mike Pelfrey                                                                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                         
Jon Rauch                                                                                                                                      
Ramon Ramirez                                                                                    
Manny Acosta                                                                                    
                                                                                                           
Kelly Shoppach                                                                                    
Josh Thole                                                                                          
Rob Johnson
Mike Nickeas

Ronny Cedeno

Scott Hairston
Andres Torres                                                                                      
Jason Bay

Additions                                                                                             
Shaun Marcum                                                                                                      
Noah Syndergaard                                                                                                

Brandon Lyon
LaTroy Hawkins                                                                                
Pedro Feliciano                                                                                                        
Greg Burke                                                                                                  
Scott Atchinson                                                                                              
Carlos Torres
Scott Rice
Aaron Laffey

 John Buck
 Landon Powell
Anthony Recker
Travis d'Arnaud

Jamie Hoffman
Omar Quintanilla
Brian Bixler
Brandon Hicks

Marlin Byrd
Colin Cowgill
Andrew Brown
Wulmer Becerra
Corey Patterson
Mike Wilson                                                                                                          

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