Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 2/15/12
Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy with most of the moves that Sandy Alderson and Co. have made this off-season. Not spending a ton of money (which the team didn’t even have) on a player like Jose Reyes was a hard decision, but it was the right move. Personally, I loved the Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez trade and if I were the Mets I probably would have done Pagan for Torres straight up. I don’t even mind giving $6M a year to Frank Francisco. He’s a very solid pitcher and compares well to other closers who got paid similar amounts this off-season. Maybe they could have saved a little bit if they waited out the market, but you can’t blame them for wanting to address the bullpen situation quickly and effectively. The one problem I’ve had with the front office was the signing of Jon Rauch. It’s not that he is a bad pitcher, and personally I think he’ll do fine this year. I just believe that they jumped the gun way too early and overpaid to find a 7th inni...
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