So I ask you Giants fans, was giving up Zack Wheeler worth it? Would you have like to have seen what Wheeler could have provided for the team, in terms of a fifth starter?As a Mets fan - definitely worth it - mwa ha ha ha ha (best online evil laugh). Clearly we got something for nothing as he was gone at the end of the year, so thats easy.
• Triple-A Buffalo placed outfielder Fernando Martinez on the disabled list Tuesday with a wrist injury. Once one of baseball's top overall prospects, Martinez has since seen health issues derail his career, battling chronic knee issues and spending time on the DL earlier this season with a strained right hamstring.
Mike Pelfrey and Chris Capuano each had another shaky start. Both of them have to go in the offseason imo. Getting rid of or not resigning Pelfrey and Capuano would free up about $8-9 mil more available for a new pitcher. The Mets could probably add another $3-6 mil to that and acquire a front of the rotation starter. ..ATWI agree with this 100% but I am not sold on Buehrle. Lifetime 3.80 ERA in the AL is so so but, he has 7 double digit loss seasons out of 12 and after making $14 million a year for the last 4 years, he may be a bit pricey. C.J. Wilson is 2 years younger and he did not make $14 million in the last 3 years combined. He has just come into his own as a starter the last two seasons after starting his career as a reliever, he has an 8.1 K/9 IP ratio, and he has much more of an upside should the Mets offer him a multi year deal. I could see 4 years/$43 million as a good offer, laid out like:
I would be very concerned about CJ Wilson (31) and the Nolan Ryan lab experiment. In 2010 he converted from RP to SP with his inn. going from a career high of 73 to 204. He started out great 7 games, a 1.48 ERA and avg. 7 inn./gm. The next 5 less than 6 inn./gm and a 7.07 ERA. The Rangersthen started giving him 5 days rest for several starts and that got him to Sept. His final 6 gms barely over 5 inn./gm and a 5.85 ERA.
This year it is a similar story, early in the season with a 12 gm run of 10 QS, an ERA of 2.63 and over 7 inn./gm. Followed by 8 gms of just over 6 inn. and an ERA of 4.09. Once again the Ranger have given him extra rest.
CJ Wilson who will probably be looking for 5 yrs. and may make every start for the rest of his career, but he comes with red flags.These are very legitimate points Yogi...with that being said...where do we go from here?