Once Steve Cohen took over the team, the Mets fans had a dream come true. why not?
No one wins the lottery and imagines upgrading from one bedroom to two bedrooms. They saw a mansion or a penthouse. Moreover, for faithful believers, when Cohen’s wallet squeezes the Wilpen family away, it must feel like winning the lottery.
When the Mets traded Francisco Lindo and Carlos Carrasco, he showed the power of wealth, especially in such a money-free environment. Most teams work only for Lindo, because it means adding $20 million to this year’s salary, and at least determining how much money it will cost to make the interstellar guerrilla team in the long run from 2021
The Mets got both of them-both added to their bottom line of pay. They introduced Lindor through the Zoom meeting on Monday and Carrasco on Tuesday. However, let’s fast forward to Wednesday and join the former Indian teammates of Lindor and Carrasco to illustrate that what the Mets can do now is to stand out on the other end of the market, not all luxury homes and penthouses.
Corey Kluber plans to exercise at the Cressey Sports Show in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida at 10:30 am Wednesday. About 20 teams, including the Mets, will send representatives to watch the two-time Cy Young championship game. 30 pound bullpen. The camera will be trained on Kluber, and the most advanced machinery will also be trained on Kluber to determine his pitch speed and movement.
The team will screen the data and observe the appearance of the rightists with the naked eye to determine how many Corey Klubers are left in Corey Kluber. Of course, this is just a snapshot. In the past two years, Kluber has played only eight games because he was overwhelmed by freaks (fracture of his right leg due to absorption of linear motion) and worrying (abdominal and shoulder diseases). When he turns 35 in April, what is the 80% or 90% chance that Kluber will return to dominance in the 2014-18 season? Ten percent? twenty? thirty? This is not great.
But what if the metropolis likes what they see? What if they liked what they saw when few other clubs wanted to be paid or even more reliable? What if they like what they see and use Cohen’s wallet as a separator? After all, these are no longer Jeff Wilpen’s father’s Mets.
Rich Hill is a high-quality but easily injured pitcher. He signed a $3 million contract with Twins in the last offseason and provided $9.5 million in rewards based on innings and serve. Assume that Kluber will fall into the same field-a low base, and have the opportunity to get more revenue through healthy pitching. In such an atmosphere of squeezing the dollar, how many teams are even willing to offer Klubershan contracts?
Therefore, for Cohen, distinguishing between metropolises may be the basis for providing 5 million or 6 million US dollars. Give him marginal money. What if the Mets provide 5 million dollars and have a chance to earn 13 million dollars (if Kluber completely returns to Kluber-200 games for example)? This will emulate the Rangers’ refusal to make Kluber a free agent for $18 million in 2021.
Again, Kluber is out of reach for being that guy again. But if he is, then he is worth $18 million. The Mets suddenly became a kind of franchise, and might be able to risk $5 million to see if Kluber is still lurking.
Because, in the best case, Kluber was placed after the rotation of the Stuson alumni Jacob DeGrom, Carrasco and Marcus Stromman were pushed to the top of the Grand Slam. Good 3-4 combination, and David Peterson finished fifth. Seth Lugo and Steven Matz provide rounds in the pen.
In moderate circumstances, Kluber can rotate and keep it long enough to form the 2021 label group with Noah Syndergaard, which will be held in Tommy in June · John comes back after the operation.
In the worst case, Kluber will never look like his former self. In this case, the rotation of the Mets is deGrom, Carrasco, Stroman, Peterson and Matz or Lugo, and uses Syndergaard percolation. The Mets spent $5 million, but after the 2021 campaign, they withdrew from the contract.
Obviously, there are many moving parts. On Wednesday, Kluber must look good, the Mets must be interested in it, Kluber must play for them, and both parties must agree to a bell-like contract.
But this should be seen as an indicator of what the Mets can do now. The arrival of Cohen made their fans dream of mansions and penthouses that players are purchasing. Welcome Lindor/Carrasco. This also puts them in a more advantageous position to try boldly on the other end of the market to find difference makers.