Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/2/11
In Doug’s Dugout today we discuss: being a Mets fan, trades, and other thoughts rattling around in an empty head: My friends it’s confusing being a Mets fan theses days. On one hand I can understand that GM Sandy Alderson is trying to rebuild the farm system while simultaneously stock a competitive team that the fans can root for. Moreover, not commit the lions’ share of the payroll to a small handful of players. And, I can understand that the Wilpons’ are tired of being burned by long-term contracts that flame out (latest case in point, Johan Santana-anyone confident out there he will return to Cy Young form in coming years? Meanwhile, the contract has hamstrung Alderson). To rattle off other failed free-agent signings: How about the player the Mets are still cutting checks for, and years to come-Mr. Personality, Bobby Bonilla. Or the bath the Wilpon’s took on Mo Vaughn (a salary dump trade), Kevin Appier, Pedro Martinez (yes, he did win 15 in year one, but combined 17 the remaindi...
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