Mets Notes: Wright, Gee, Pelfrey

Mets GM Sandy Alderson told Bruce Beck on WNBC in New York that he expects to retain David Wright long-term (via MetsBlog). The GM intends to let Wright play out at least part of the season, but said he "cannot foresee David playing elsewhere.” Here are some more Mets-related links…

  • Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com suggests it’s obvious that Wright’s next contract will exceed $100MM (Twitter link). The Mets have a $16MM club option for Wright in 2013 ($1MM buyout).
  • The Mets may have a better rotation than the Yankees, Bill Madden of the New York Daily News writes. Mets starters have out-pitched their cross-town counterparts three turns through the rotation, but the Yankees can be expected to pitch better over the course of the season.
  • Scouts have been impressed with Dillon Gee's command, Madden writes. 
  • Mets manager Terry Collins admits he may have put too much pressure on Mike Pelfrey a year ago. The Mets briefly considered releasing the right-hander this spring, but he has pitched well to this point.


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13 Comments on "Mets Notes: Wright, Gee, Pelfrey"


chico65
3 years 4 months ago

Mets fans better hope Sandy is Wright about this one…even with a discount he won’t be cheap.

3 years 4 months ago

Based on his last 2 seasons, Wright’s the one with the burden to prove he deserves more than Ryan Zimmerman’s $100M. 

3 years 4 months ago

So far he is, but it’s a LONG season.

Cotes56
3 years 4 months ago

they got what a 4th round comp pick for reyes? If they traded him at the ASB last year they would have gotten a kings ransom. please continue to let your best players walk away for nothing guys. 

wnymetsfan
3 years 4 months ago

Not sure if they would have gotten a kings ransom since he had just come back from yet another leg injury. I also believe I remember reading somewhere that the Mets ended up getting the Marlins 2nd round pick and the compensation round pick between the 1st and 2nd rounds.

greggofboken
3 years 4 months ago

Incorrect.  They have the 35th pick and 71st pick as compensation for losing Reyes.  Their own first round pick is 12th and their second round pick is 75th.

3 years 4 months ago

I love your revisionist history. Reyes was just coming off the DL at the trading deadline. That would not have brought back a King’s Ransom. 

3 years 4 months ago

@walt in their defense MLB traded the rules in the offseason under the old rules reyes would have been worth a first round and a sandwich pick.  

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I wonder if Big Pelf can keep this up.  His extra velocity is notable and I picked him up in a league.

monroe_says
monroe_says
3 years 4 months ago

Investing $100 million – plus in a player who hasn’t averaged 3 WAR a year over the last three seasons (as he enters his 30s) seems quite foolish. But, then again, we’re talking Wilpons here. 

Robb Logan
3 years 4 months ago

To be fair to Wright and his WAR (note I am not a Mets fan) it is kind of hard to have a great WAR when the surrounding cast in that time other than Ike Davis and Reyes when he was in good health was not getting on base. Takes more than just one guy to get it done even in this new stat driven league. 

Jason_F
3 years 4 months ago

2011 Matt Kemp disagrees with you, wholeheartedly.  He happened to put up 8.7 WAR, which accounted for 36% of his team’s non-pitching total.

Seriously, the players around Wright (or any other player) have very little, if any, to do with the WAR he puts up year in and year out.  Yes, it “takes more than just one guy to get it done,” but it takes a lot of guys who put up good individual WAR totals.

alphakira
3 years 4 months ago

Using one of the few exceptional players to have the ability to do that doesn’t validate your point in any way. He didn’t “happen” upon anything – he’s a superstar that used his ability to defy odds. Kemp can “disagree” with whatever he wants – as he continues to be the single only player in baseball to potentially have a 50/50 year.

Jason_F
3 years 4 months ago

And how many of his teammates will help him swing the bat or provide him with wind at his back during a stolen base attempt en route to this 50/50 quest?  Precisely zero.  WAR was formulated to be as context independent as possible so as to measure an individual player’s contribution, regardless of what his teammates do.  I would argue that using the most extreme example in this instance best illustrates the point I am trying to make.  If you don’t understand how WAR is calculated, that is on you.