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Mets GM says team isn't out of Reyes race

Posted on: November 14, 2011 11:16 pm
Edited on: November 14, 2011 11:31 pm
Jose ReyesBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn't counting his team out of the Jose Reyes sweepstakes. Alderson said Monday that he is still talking with Reyes' agent, Peter Greenberg.

"I still think it's early, notwithstanding all the background noise of the past week," Alderson told reporters, including the New York Daily News' Andy Martino

Alderson, of course, was talking about the reports last week of Reyes signing with the Marlins. The Marlins are perhaps the most vocal of their courtship of the former Mets shortstop, with owner Jeffrey Loria acknowledging the team's offer to Reyes.

MIlwaukee general manager Doug Melvin said he's spoken with Reyes' representatives, although he said he hasn't decided whether the team was interested in pursuing Reyes. When asked the extent of his dealings with Reyes, he told reporters, "One phone call, no numbers," according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The Brewers are also interested in Rafael Furcal, the paper reported.

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Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 9:58 am

Mets GM says team isn't out of Reyes race

"We get 2 first round draft picks if he signs elsewhere.  Jackass."

oh really?

Since: Nov 13, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:10 pm

Mets GM says team isn't out of Reyes race

Here's the problem with Daniel Murphy which lots of fans (New York Met fans) just don't get:  Daniel Murphy doesn't know how to take a walk, never has, and I would stake money on saying he never will.  One of the reasons the Mets scored as many runs as they did last year was because the players they had playing, DID know how to take a BB. Walks run up pitch counts and get you to the bull-pen.  Walks are not outs.  Walks move runners up.  They are the most undervalued hitting statistic.  I don't care WHAT a guy hits. I DO care what is OBP is, and Murphy's is never very much over his batting average.  Hitters like Ike Davis, Lucas Duda, David Wright, Justin Turner, and Carlos Beltran, all knew how to take walks.  Murphy doesn't, so anybody every looking to play him anywhere as a regular will always find him wanting.  Ask any sabrematrician and they'll explain to you the overblown importance of batting average and explain to you the importance of OPS (a statistic which was originally called "Production" because mathematically speaking, it's the best acid test for how good a player is), and actually, OPS weights .SLG too highly.  An even better judge of a player is to double his OBP and then add his .SLG, and frankly, Daniel Murphy's #'s in OPS have been terrible throughout his career.  Yes, he hits for a relatively high average because he swings at just about everything.  David Wright, even if he hits .250 has ended up with OBPs close to .400 his entire career because he has excellent strike zone judgement (and before you mention Wright striking out a lot, don't.  Strikeouts are actually preferable for hitters 3-5 as they lead to fewer double plays.  A strikeout is actually BETTER in many instances than a ground ball, and overall, outs are outs and are ALL bad.  There's no such thing as a good out.  One of the reasons Wright K's more often is because he takes pitches which are sometimes called strikes, but often they work out as walks).  

I'm just so tired of people thinking Daniel Murphy is a good player.  He is a bench player and should never, NEVER start for any team.  He actually has a negative WAR or "Wins Above Replacement Player," and the benchmark for a replacement player is not very good. In fact, it's downright bad, so to have a negative WAR is embarrassingly bad.  Simply put, Murphy hurts his teams more than he helps them, and the faster the Mets get rid of him, the happier I'll be.  I'd much rather see Justin Turner at 3rd than Murphy, but I'd MUCH rather see David Wright stay a Met (and I'm pretty certain he will). 

Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 4:24 pm

Mets GM says team isn't out of Reyes race

We get 2 first round draft picks if he signs elsewhere.  Jackass.

Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: November 15, 2011 11:28 am
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Since: Dec 13, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2011 8:38 am

Mets GM says team isn't out of Reyes race

As a METS fan and a BIG Jose Reyes fan, so I would like to see him stay.  The METS will look like total Jackassses (again) if they let Reyes walk now for nothing instead of at least trading him for prospects last season before the deadline.  Surprised

Since: Sep 23, 2009
Posted on: November 15, 2011 12:55 am

Mets GM says team isn't out of Reyes race

As a Met fan I would love to see Jose Reyes stay a Met forever. It hasn't looked good in Metland though for him staying. It still doesn't. The light still flickers though. That said the Mets still have Ruben Tejada as well as Wilmer Flores so I would say if Reyes gets better than 5 years and 100 million he's a goner. daniel Murphy was 4th in the league in hitting and if reyes goes it will be easier to see Murph get more at bats with lees traffic in the middle of the infield, Murphy had been seeing action at 1st, with Ike Davis in line to be back for the start of 2012, it looks like murh's time there is over. Of course if david Wright gets traded, Murh would slide back over to 3B.

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