Bigger than June 15, 1977: Wright and Harvey for Dickey and Reyes

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Here’s how this started. Our buddy @stlmetsfan5 started making noise about how my boy All-Star Daniel Murphy is overpaid, and besides there are cheaper alternatives in the system.

So, I suggested that if we don’t want to overpay for production, then it makes sense to play Murphy at third and deal David Wright.  The problem is the $20m contract for 8 HRs.

So….

dickey and reyes

The Mets need a SS.  Jose Reyes fits the bill…but the Mets aren’t upping their payroll by $22M, and the Blue Jays are not making this deal straight up.

Which brings us to Wright and Matt Harvey for R.A. Dickey and Jose Reyes.  That’s $34M in salary minus Wright’s $20 and whatever Matt’s gonna make.  So let’s say we need to clear another $14M to keep it easy.

Well, with Dickey back you don’t need Colon.  Dickey can be the veteran (we know he can handle Queens) and Colon and his $11 million salary.

Daniel Murphy takes over at third, and Flores and Herrera play second.  If they both hit then you can look at Flores at third in 2016.

I’ve gotten you Jose Reyes at SS for an extra $3 million.

Ask yourself…would the Mets be better with Murphy-???SS???-Wright or Herrera/Flores-Reyes-Murph.

And let’s not get too emotional about Matt.  If I told you right now Harvey is out for 2015 you wouldn’t freak.  You’d tell me the Mets have Colon, Zack, deGrom, Wheeler, Montero, Niese, Syndergaard and Gee.

Well I’m telling you you have Dickey, deGrom, Wheeler, Syndergaard and pick whoever you want.

As for the fan-base…Reyes and Dickey will fill the emotional void left by David and Matt.  There will be plenty to keep the media busy with these two back.

Is this nutty?  At first glance yes….but is it?  Search your feelings, you know it to be true.  This makes the 2015 Mets closer to winning it all, and that’s the goal isn’t it?

See you at the Queens Baseball Convention on January 10th.  I’ll be part of the “Meaningful Games in September: Good Enough?” panel (the answer is NO), and our guests include Mookie Wilson and Wally Backman.  Details and tickets at qbc15.com

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Blatantly promote the Queens Baseball Convention with #MookieMonday

I noticed (via my pal @the7line) that there are an increasing number of hashtags including yesterday’s #sheastadiumsunday

So, being a self-promoting capitalist, welcome to #mookiemonday

Be sure to promote the Queens Baseball Convention by celebrating #mookiemonday and mentioning that Mookie will be at the QBC on January 10th.  Get tickets now!

The Queens Baseball Convention featuring Mookie Wilson is January 10th. Tix at qbc15.com

The Queens Baseball Convention featuring Mookie Wilson is January 10th. Tix at qbc15.com

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The Mets wish to offer you a Foo Fighters pre-sale

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Matt Harvey News! Matt Harvey cooks dinner in Southampton (Matt Harvey)

Matt Harvey news everyone!

Matt Harvey news everyone!

Chef Harvey takeover in Southampton!!! #trufflepasta #newyorkstripsteak. Love cooking

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Backman hired for Dominican managing gig – ESPN New York

Backman hired for Dominican managing gig – Mets Blog – ESPN New York.

The season appears to end in December, and I spoke to Backman’s guy at 1145 this morning…so see you and Wally at the Queens Baseball Convention on January 10th!

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Mets Answer Questions About Foo Fighters Pre Sale

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Hey Guys. I am a huge Foo Fighters fan and also a Twenty Game Placeholder(I even upgraded my seats for next season), so the line up for the pre sale at Citifield today really irked me. One of the benefits of being a plan holder is that we are supposed to get pre sales to non baseball events first. I got in touch with my ticket rep(who is a straight shooter), and he let me know that the pre sale was being run by the FOO FIGHTERS and not the Mets and they were just a limited number.He assured me there will still be good tickets for the plan holders.

Today I jumped in with the conversation on twitter about it after @citifieldevents tweeted out a picture of the line waiting for the box office to open. Well, after a few tweets I got a call from the Mets. Jason Velez a ticket account exec who asked me if we could chat and clear up a few things. Jason said the Foo Fighters rented out Citi Field and part of the contract was that they would be able to carve out a LIMITED NUMBER of tickets to do their own pre sale that had nothing to do with the Mets, There is the BEAT THE BOTS promotion that the FOO FIGHTERS are doing because last year at Wrigley fans got locked out of buying tickets and it seemed like they were mostly bought buy ticket brokers, hence the line up outdoors instead of buying online.

I told him I get that, but why wasn’t that conveyed to the plan holders. I said before the vague press release was sent out and before cit field events started tweeting about it, there should have been contact to the plan holders that this pre sale does not effect the pre sale for plan holders and that there would only be a LIMITED NUMBER of tickets set aside for the Foo Fighter’s special walk up pre sale. Jason agreed and he even said that is why they are calling to touch base with plan holders to let them know what is going on. I told him it was such a Mets type thing to do. Hey guys we got the Foo Fighters but we haven’t thought this out too well on how to reach out to our fans. We countered back and forth with some points and the agreement was the Mets have realized they have not handled this well. I told Jason that this is one of the reasons they have lost plan holders is because the Mets seem not to care about us(see past metspolice posts from Shannon). Jason has assured me that there will still be great seats for the pre sale on Dec 1st for plan holders.Now Jason didn’t give me that he was giving me the corporate lines and seemed really concerned about how they can do things like this better. Let’s see how this turns out Dec 1.

Also Jason said I could put out his twitter handle if anyone has questions about this. Don’t be too hard on him. Here it is @JasonV_NYMETS

 

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Fans line up in the cold behind Citi Field for tickets (really, sort of)

Hey look at this.   Tickets are on sale!  For the Foo Fighters.

I hope no fans are attacked by the packs of wild dogs I used to read about in newspapers.

No word on if any of the Foo Fighters can play SS.

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