Mets Exercise Alou’s Option, Re-sign Easley

According to RotoWorld, the Mets have exercised Moises Alou‘s $7.5MM option for 2008.  With a $1MM buyout, this was effectively a $6.5MM decision.  Even with time lost to injury Alou should be worth 3-4 wins, so the price is right. 

They also re-upped Damion Easley, not sure the amount quite yet.  Maybe $1.5MM or so.  He had a nice 76 games this year and it wouldn’t be the end of the world to give him the regular 2B job. 

Now the Mets can move onto more important issues, like filling second base and catcher and driving up the price for A-Rod. 


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