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This Isn't My AAOP.


This isn't my AAOP, because I already wrote my AAOP, and I like my AAOP.  This is another plan -- a more likely one, and a bit of a thought experiment.

Let's assume that Jose Reyes is going to get $17MM a year over six years, and Angel Pagan is going to earn $5MM next year.  Let's also assume Jonathan Broxton were willing to come to the Mets in a set-up role.

My question: Is the following team competitive enough to make a run into the playoffs?

The Mets would sign Broxton, Joe Nathan, Grady Sizemore, Cody Ross, and Paul Maholm.  Together, these guys would run about $22MM, maybe a bit more, but affordable nonetheless.  That gives us:

SP: Johan, Dickey, Niese, Pelfrey, Maholm, and Gee being the swingman

RP: Nathan, Broxton, Acosta, Parnell, Byrdak, Herrera/Carrasco/someone, Gee.

Thole, Davis, Murphy, Tejada, Wright, Duda, Sizemore, Bay, with a bench of Nickeas, Turner, Ross, and some others TBD like Baxter and Evans.

.500 team? Chance at 90 wins?  You tell me.

This FanPost was contributed by a member of the community and was not subject to any vetting or approval process. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions, reasoning skills, or attention to grammar and usage rules held by the editors of this site.

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