Re: If the Mets do sign A-Rod?
- From: mrbrklyn <spam-killer@xxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 14:24:54 -0700
On Oct 31, 5:56 am, jonathan <jmeri...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
On Oct 30, 11:05 pm, "Richard Jones" <jones...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
"jonathan" <jmeri...@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
On Oct 30, 10:20 pm, "Richard Jones" <jones...@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
I'm one of those hoping the Mets do not sign A-Rod. I'm not an A-Rod
but I think they can use the money it would take to sign him more wisely.
I don't think the money is the problem . . . I think it's the tangible
and intagible commitment you're making. You're also making a
statement to your fan base and the rest of the game that you're
interested in enabling a player who clearly doesn't care about
anything other then himself. If they want the budget to be 200
million, the budget can be 200 million.
But if they do sign A-Rod what should the Mets do with their infield.
I would try to move Wright to 2nd and play A-Rod at 3rd.
I really think this idea that players can just easily change positions
is really inaccurate. I don't see any evidence that David Wright
would be a good second baseman, whether it's the fact that he's never
played there or the fact that he doesn't really have the body type of
a typical second baseman. To me, it would be more likely that he'd be
learning the position, which would cause his offense to struggle . . .
which has happened to more then one player who tried to switch
I never claimed what your saying here. If I thought Wright can just change
positions then the answer to the question I posted would be easy. If the
Mets do sign A-Rod it is going to cause some problems. The question is how
do they fit him in, causing the least amount of disruption?
Other options would be to play A-Rod at 2nd, which he would likely
Not if he wants to win . . . but oh wait . . . this is Alex Rodriguez,
who really doesn't care about winning.
Play Reyes at 2nd and A-Rod at SS.
Reyes is more tempermental then Wright. I'd be REALLY afraid he would
take his defensive struggles to the plate with him.
They can alos trade Reyes or Wright. It's easy to say trade one of them
Santana but it is hard to assume what the Twins are willing to do.
I think trading David Wright should get Omar fired. I think trading
David Wright should get any GM fired. This is just not a player you
should ever consider trading. In terms of Reyes, I suppose it's
something to consider. That being said, I think it's a reach to just
assume Alex Rodriguez can still play shortstop. He's over 30 now,
he's bulked up a bit from his shortstop days, and he hasn't played it
in 4 years. I wouldn't be very confident he would just be able to
suddenly be a gold glove shortstop again.
Sorry Richard. That was less directed at you and more directed at a
number of people here who have posted a number of times in other
threads that it is that easy. I personally think Arod is a tremendous
disruption on more then one level because it's always about Arod,
never about the team with him. To me, there are too many sacrifices
the Mets would have to make to bring him to the ballclub.
Unlike Reggie Jackson and Rickey Henderson? WTF. Did he spit at an
Umpire like Alomar? He brings attention because he is a gold glove
fielder with multiple MVP's.
We don't need no sticken headline seeker like that!
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