November 25, 2013

Mets Running Out Of Options At SS

Jhonny Peralta, as you already know is a Cardinal. He signed for 4 years and $52 million, a number which I am sure "shocked" the Met front office. I tend to agree the signing is a little on the high side, but I wonder anymore what the Mets really expected to pay for players.

So, shortstop is still on the list of holes the Mets need to fill. As we all remember, Rafael Furcal's name was thrown out as potential stop-gap for the position, but at 36 years old and coming off of a Tommy John surgery, he would not be the ideal fit. He does fit the Alderson mold of buying at a discount, however, and should probably remain on the radar.

Photo by Michael Baron
With Ruben Tejada attending the offseason nutrition program, the team is still investing time and effort into keeping him in the development process as well. 2013 was a tenuous season that saw him play a lot of games in Las Vegas, with rumor being that it was to quell his sense of entitlement to his position. With Peralta off the table and Furcal unappealing, it is a possibility that the front office never really had it's heart set on replacing Tejada anyway.

The trade market remains a possibility. Tulowitzki remains unlikely to leave Colorado this offseason. Stephen Drew would be a nice addition, but his agent is Scott Boras, and Boras and the Mets brass never play in the same sandbox together well.

Really, it sounds like the Mets are running out of options to seriously upgrade the position, which sucks. I think we'd all like to see the team run a better option out there than Quintanilla and Tejada, but I'm starting to think we're going to see no change this year.

Meet the Meh's.

1 comment:

  1. SS is done. Leave it alone. That ship has sailed. Play Flores, Tejada and Quintinilla and be done with it. Spend the money you have on one (yes I said one) power hitter. I know this is against the "mold" the Mets are trying to follow. but the free agent class is what it is and the dollars being spent are with they are. You cant trade pitching (because right now you need it and cant deal from a position of strength) and I have news for you Ike (and/ or Duda) arent worth that much... Dont be stupid and trade Murphy either (the only guy other than Wright who can hit). Just take your lumps and get Beltran or Granderson and leave it at that. The rest you fill from within