Sherman’s Latest: Pettitte, Athletics, Mets

Here’s the latest from Joel Sherman of The New York Post (links go to Twitter)…


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23 Comments on "Sherman’s Latest: Pettitte, Athletics, Mets"


2 years 9 months ago

Finally might see Grant Green play, looking forward to see that.

Snoochies8
2 years 9 months ago

He will play, but it won’t be at SS, especially not more than a few days in a row.

vtadave
2 years 9 months ago

Yeah I believe he’s an OF now, right?

Snoochies8
2 years 9 months ago

He’s been 2B in the AFL

but last year he was all over, played 2nd/3rd/LF mostly and played shortstop a few times and CF a few times

corey23
2 years 9 months ago

Sherman is a NY homer, I stopped following him on twitter bc he was full of it… all he is doing is summing up the a’s strategy every year. I’m hoping we trade for a SS still

MatzMatics
2 years 9 months ago

A better move for the Mets would be, instead of signing Wright and Dickey to contract extensions, to use them as their biggest trade chips to give themselves the flexibility of filling a lot of the holes they currently have via trade. Dickey’s value won’t be any higher than it is this offseason, and the same can be said for Wright, despite the mercurial 2nd half.

Frank
2 years 9 months ago

Trade CoCo Crisp to the Mets

Tommets
2 years 9 months ago

Crisp and McCarthy for Wilmer Flores and Darin Gorski

Snoochies8
2 years 9 months ago

McCarthy is a FA

Tommets
2 years 9 months ago

oh i thought he was but I remember someone telling me he wasn’t.

Snoochies8
2 years 9 months ago

Really would like Drew back, but if the A’s do go elsewhere on the free agent route there’s…..nothing appealing…Alex Gonzalez I guess, still not appealing

James Attwood
2 years 9 months ago

Boras and Drew still seem to think that Drew is worth $10 MM/yr despite the fact that he has yet to prove he can still perform at a high level since coming back from his injury – an injury that he milked for weeks after being told he was cleared for full duty with Arizona.

Snoochies8
2 years 9 months ago

He certainly performed well for the A’s during a crucial stretch in the season

Brendan Purcell
2 years 9 months ago

His performance was average. -0.1 WAR according to BR.

UrsaMajor
2 years 9 months ago

So sez the D’backs FO, throwing him under the bus. But did you see the ankle injury he had?

James Attwood
2 years 9 months ago

Yes, I saw the ankle injury. The severity doesn’t change the fact that he had been cleared by medical to resume full baseball duties 2 months before he actually got back on the field. That’s 2 months he could have been at least a part-time contributor while he got his legs back under him. Instead he waited it out while the DBacks were left to find stop-gaps to give the alternate SSs time off since they were not built to be everyday players. Then, once he finally did come back, he seriously underperformed, not entirely surprising given how long he went without doing any real baseball work.
Some seem to think he did great for the A’s. Reality is, once he made his big splash, he fell back to earth and was marginally average at best. Under no circumstances is Drew worth $10MM+ AAV on a multi-year contract while there are legitimate questions about his ability to return to form.

UrsaMajor
2 years 9 months ago

So you KNOW that he sandbagged for two months following an admittedly severe ankle injury. That takes lots of inside information and medical knowledge. Funny how he played ok after he left Arizona.

Tommets
2 years 9 months ago

Mets should go after Cody Ross or Juan Pierre. They both fit in LF with their glove. Ross could be a good 6 hitter behind Murph. Pierre could be a good leadoff hitter with Tejada behind him. Maybe Victorino even – 1yr/4 mil he could be a good leadoff as well.

MatzMatics
2 years 9 months ago

I agree with you on the Mets getting Ross. 3/21 should get it done (2/12 with a team option for a 3rd year worth $9M).

burnboll
2 years 9 months ago

Mets have to wake up and smell the coffee. They will be ready to compete for a playoff spot at the soonest in 2-3 years, when David Wright will be 33, and likely to start the slight decline.

Mets needs to trade both their star players away, they should be able to get 5-6 quality prospects, with perhaps one of those prospects even being a true blue chip in the mold of a Montero or D’arnaud.

Thomas Dobbins
2 years 9 months ago

Couldn’t agree more.

ShutUpton
2 years 9 months ago

I don’t think that particular Jim Murray will be able to do much for Pettitte.

UrsaMajor
2 years 9 months ago

Actually, Andy Pettitte is now being represented by Agents Against Retiring Pitchers: AARP.