I’m currently on the West Coast for the week so the “morning” part still applies to me, however as for the “grind”, a rant is still the same no matter where in the world you are, so here I go:
Yesterday the illustrious COO of the New York Mets Jeff Wilpon spoke to reporters, saying that their first priority –allegedly–is to re-sign both David Wright and R.A. Dickey to deals this winter. However if that cannot come to fruition, he foresees them playing out their contract years rather than trading the two all-star Amazin’s.
Upon reading this yesterday, my mind immediately went back to Jose Reyes. As we all know, Reyes walked last winter after a monster 2011 campaign in which he won the NL batting title. Alderson’s inaction at the July 31st trade deadline was a HUGE miscalculation as prior to his injury, Reyes was one of –if not– the most desirable player on the market. Teams like the Rays, Angels as well as many other teams with strong farm systems were willing to give a great deal up