Originally posted on Matthew Cerrone's Mets Blog  |  Last updated 11/11/11
Peter G sent in an e-mail asking: “For the same money (as it would cost the Mets to sign Jose Reyes) they could potentially sign Mark Buehrle and Heath Bell.  Also there is a good chance they could sign them to three-year deals. As much as everyone loves Reyes, the Mets aren’t going anywhere until they get some better pitching. In the short and potentially long run, isn’t this a smarter move regarding allocating resources? Matthew Cerrone: As I said a few days ago, the day Sandy Alderson gives a long-term deal to a free-agent starting pitcher over the age of 30 will be the day the Mets have a mostly complete rotation and are one pitcher away from winning a World Series. I don’t think that is this winter. Instead, my bet is the Mets keep drafting and harvesting and accumulating young, starting pitchers for the farm system in hopes that a staff emerges from within, all while signing high-reward, low-risk guys like Chris Young to fill in between now and then – at which point, when on...
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