Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/10/13
If you look around the Mets twitterverse, here, or any other Mets related site you’ll find fans, writers, and commentators all speaking on the likelihood or unlikelihood that the Mets will sign Jose Abreu to play 1B for the Mets. I’m not sure about you, but I am growing tired of anybody who has never seen Abreu play more than a handful of games (if that), acting like he’s a no brainer for the Mets to sign. Abreu doesn’t necessarily represent a fix at 1B, he represents a change in free agent philosophy that some fans are desperate to see, just for the sake of seeing it. Action for the sake of action doesn’t always lead to the best results. Remember 2011 when it seemed like Yoenis Cespedes was the second coming Vladimir Guerrero meets Bo Jackson? In December 2011, the New York Times wrote about Céspedes, which helped create the high expectations for Céspedes. In this piece you’ll read glowing evaluations after glowing evaluation. It wasn’t just the NY Times, it was everywhere you went...
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