WELL PLAYED MR. ALDERSON

Well hopefully the fan base as calmed a bit now that the new field boss is in place and the GM is telling you for the umpteenth time that the Mets will not be big players in the free agent game but I still think that Alderson & Co. will pull off a major trade this offseason.

I would not be shocked to see Jose Reyes playing elsewhere in 2011, with teams like the Giants, Red Sox, D-Backs (if they trade Stephen Drew) and the Rays looking for shortstop help, I’m sure the GM’s of those teams have Sandy Alderson on speed dial.  While Reyes did not have a great season in 2010, I’m sure the Giants or Red Sox would bet that he’ll bounce back and at one year and $11 mil it might be worth it for them to make an offer. If you could get a starting pitcher and some prospects for Reyes, you have to think about pulling the trigger on a deal.

Adam Rubin has the info on Ollie Perez start last night for Culiacan of the Mexican Winter League. Seems Ollie had a good night with four scoreless innings. His trade value has never been higher!

Can we forget about all this Jeter to the Mets or Jeter to the Red Sox (that would be a dream come true) or Jeter to anyplace else but the Bronx.   Jeter has two choices, sign with the Highlanders or retire. I doubt he’s ready to hang up his limited range as he nears 3,000 hits and it’s clear the message being sent is like a store saying we will beat any competitors  prices, Pee Wee Cashman has laid down the challenge if you can get better than 3yrs/$45 mil take it.  It is shocking though that a player like Jeter, who the Highlander hierarchy have built up over the years like a figure out of Greek mythology, now treat him like an aging beauty queen.

I had a great time last night talking to Doug Gladstone, author of Bitter Cup of Coffee and former Mets outfielder George Theodore , check out the show here at the show page or here at Kranepool Society on the lower right side bar.

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GEORGE THEODORE AND DOUG GLADSTONE JOIN ME ON THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN ON BLOG TALK RADIO

Join me on Tuesday November 23rd at 10PM ET for THIS CALL TO THE BULLPEN on BLOG TALK RADIO. My guest will be Doug Gladstone, author of the book “A Bitter Cup of Coffee, How MLB and The Players Association Threw 874 Retirees a Curve and former Mets outfielder George “The Stork” Theodore.

We will discuss MLB and the MLB Players Association not vesting players who played in the big leagues prior to 1980 to pension and medical benefits given to players now who play just one game in the big leagues. George Theodore is just one of those players affected by this injustice.

I’ll be discussing this issue with Doug and George and also talk to Theodore about his days with the NY Mets.

If you can’t join us live, you can always here the show on our show page on Blog Talk Radio or right here on Kranepool Society (lower right side bar) or download the show on iTunes.

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