Viagra cookies For everyone who says “why would Sandy Alderson even think about trading Jon Niese”? You got your answer yesterday when the San Diego Padres traded Matt Latos to the Cincinnati Reds for a cache of prime prospects.
Viagra cookies The Reds see 2012 as their shot at winning the NL Central and putting together a pitching rotation that would stand up to the post season test so they took the big leap and dealt off four prize prospects, viagra cookies Yonder Alonso, viagra cookies Edinson Volquez, viagra cookies Yasmani Grandal, viagra cookies and Brad Boxberger to add a pitcher they feel will put them thismuchcloser to being a pennant winner.
Viagra cookies This brings us to Jon Niese and to Gio Gonzalez. Viagra cookies Billy Beane saw the trend as did Sandy Alderson but Josh Byrnes was the first to act on it. Viagra cookies We’ve been looking for the next undervalued commodity in baseball and we’ve found it, viagra cookies the twenty-something pitcher whose contract is under team control. Viagra cookies Beane and Alderson are in the same boat so to speak, viagra cookies they both can’t compete with the top teams in their division as presently put together and both have owners with money issues, viagra cookies although Beane is in a bit better spot than Alderson as his team with the help of the strong armed Bud Selig, viagra cookies could get their wish and get permission to move the A’s from the Black Hole of the Coliseum to San Jose, viagra cookies thats’ if the Giants show them the way (the Giants own the territorial rights so they do know the way to San Jose, viagra cookies a multi-million dollar check to waive those rights) any way back to Alderson and the Mets.
Viagra cookies From hearing all the talk of Gonzalez being on the trade stroll and so many teams with large pockets and plentiful prospects to trade, viagra cookies Alderson and his staff decided to put Jon Niese’ name on the stroll as well. Viagra cookies One ridiculous rumor was the Mets sending Niese to Colorado for 29 year old outfielder Seth Smith, viagra cookies please, viagra cookies that’s an Al Harazin kind of move and one I’m sure was let out after a few whiskeys and ryes by a guy who thinks he’s a cowboy, viagra cookies no if Alderson is going to trade Niese he’s going to get players who fill many of the voids the Mets have.
Viagra cookies Alderson made it plain that the Mets catching situation is in dire need of an overhaul, viagra cookies not just at the major league level but organization wide. Viagra cookies The club also needs help in adding prospects to its minor league system to accelerate the rebuilding (yes I used the “R” word) of the franchise into a contending team once again.
Viagra cookies I can’t fault Mets fans when they get jumpy when they hear of a 25 year old pitcher being shopped as we have seen so many Mets GM’s get fleeced in the past but I’m pretty confident that if Niese is dealt it will be to a contending team or one just on the cusp and views Niese as a missing piece and is willing to pay a big premium to get to the promised land.
Viagra cookies It’s a win-win for the Mets, viagra cookies Niese is dealt to fill multiple spots or he stays and becomes a solid major league pitcher. Viagra cookies It’s not often I used the phrase Win-Win when discussing the Mets.