Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 11/12/11
I came across this post on Amazin Avenue by Chris McShane, which actually reflects perfectly the overriding sentiment on Twitter immediately after it was announced the the Phillies agreed to a contract with closer Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year deal. He writes: The good news out of Philadelphia is that the Phillies have signed Jonathan Papelbon to a four-year contract worth approximately $50 million, and there’s a vesting option for a fifth year. It’s a laughable contract, one that seems typical of the Mets as they scrambled to remain relevant after their 2006 appearance in the National League Championship Series. He goes on to talk about lights in tunnels, and players on wrong side of thirty, something about the Phillies having $90 million tied up in five players, yada, yada, yada… I’m not singling Chris out by the way. The sentiment of his post was very much alive and well on the comment threads right here on MMO. I just thought he worded it in a way that was easier for me to make
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