One year ago one of the debates surrounding the Mets was what they should do with Angel Pagan (though, it was for extremely different reasons than the current debate). With Carlos Beltran also on the roster someone was going to have to move. Pagan was also coming off a career year, so you had to wonder if the Mets should cash in their chips and get value in return.
Looking back twelve months later, we all know what the answer should’ve been. Unfortunately the Mets chose to hold onto Pagan and now are left with a “commodity” that brings little intrigue to opposing front offices.
As we close in on free agency the Mets face a similar debate with Chris Capuano. While it is a slightly different situation, as Capuano is a free agent and can leave on his own accord, the decision is the same. Having gotten more than anyone could’ve imagined in his first year as a Met, should the team look to ante up and bring him back or cut ties before they get burned?
To me it’s an easy decision. ...