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Met Fan Self Immolation Thread: Part 2?

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Hey guys, another of mine. Thanks for the great feedback on the last one. Thought I'd share my thoughts on the recent Reyes-Rauch-Francisco swap: Considering that the Mets decided that they could not match a six year, $102 million offer for Jose Reyes -- which amounts to only $17 million per year -- it is hard to know exactly what Sandy Alderson's plan is. The Mets could have kept Reyes, a franchise player, but instead they chose Jon Rauch, Frank Francisco, and eight million dollars. And as you know, they did not even deign to make him an offer. Why? Why let the beloved franchise player leave and sign replace him with known mediocrity? All of this -- in conjunction with many of the other moves the Mets have made, both on and off the field over the last few seasons -- leads me inescapably to an unattractive conclusion. None of these moves make sense in terms of the product that Mets fans will see on the field in 2012 or even 2013. So what could be their motivation? It all stinks. It stinks and it leads me, against my will, to an inescapable conclusion. Money. Wilpon money.

Ken Rosenthal: Mets near trade described as "change of scenery" deal both ways.

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Jason Bay? Johan Santana? Mike Pelfrey? Angel Pagan?

Mets, Jon Rauch Agree to One-Year Deal, Pending Physical

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Well...he's really tall.

Marlins Apparently Make 10 Year Offer to Pujols

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This is bordering on crazy and unfair. Where the heck is the money coming from?

Chris Young - ready by Spring Training?

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Interesting. Given his injury history, I'd imagine that at this point he'd be looking for either league-minimum or even a minor-league contract. He certainly performed well enough in his very limited time to warrant at least a look, and I wonder if the Mets generated enough good will with him last year to be a first choice. Crazy idea - with his shoulder issues, maybe conversion to a reliever wouldn't be out of the question? On the theory that he'd stand a better chance of staying healthy with more limited innings.

Would you be interested in Jed Lowrie?

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Could make a really nice buy low(ish) candidate depending on what Harrington would want in return.

Source: Ramirez reportedly will not play to Marlins 3B - ESPN

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Per Google Translate: "Hanley did not want to play third base and the Marlins were informed of the boy thought," said the source. "Rather than ask for a change, what he has done is to inform you not want to play another position other than shortstop," he said. Ramirez is owed $47 million over the next three seasons.

Mets are one of finalists for Mark Buehrle

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Probably not going to happen, but interesting nonetheless Update: Per Adam Rubin, when asked if the Mets would be pursuing a pricey starting pitcher, Sandy Alderson LOL-ed and said no way. When asked who might've started that rumor, he replied, "Probably vampires or something."

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