Just the same, another junk pitcher the Mets didn't need and an albatross of a contract. Again the 200 innings would have been great but hopefully they pull off a trade for say Westbrook or someone else and we should be OK. We still have a surplus of young pitching albeit young but a surplus nonetheless. and worst case scenario Steve Trachsel is still available.
i just can't believe a guy that throws in the mid 80's can be worth 18mil a yr for 7-8 yrs. I just see him as a very good #2 or #3 pitcher on a championship caliber team. How obvious is it that baseball franchises are hiding profits - no other way to explain these crazy contracts.
Only thing I have to say is that the roster we go into the season with won't be the roster we finish the season with. Agree.
And I'm sure Omar has a contingency plan. Agree because I believe in Omar's compitency, but I hope you're right.
And we are probably still the class of the NL, even without Zito. Have to agree again since our pitching staff wasn't great last season either and we were within 1 game of the World Series but man that would be asking for a lot again to do what we did with our pitching staff.
I really wanted a #1 starter, and in the NL, with our lineup, Zito would have been one hell of a #1 starter.