Don’t Do It!
If the New York Mets, for any reason, sign Alex Rodriguez to the ridiculous contract that he desires, then they will be making a large mistake. If he could not help the Yankees win a World Series championship, then why would Minaya and co. think that the less talented Mets could be fitted for rings with him. They need pitching, plain and simple.
They were seventh in the NL last season in ERA and they play their games in a pitcher friendly ballpark. Did I mention that the NL is generally regarded as the inferior league? Because I meant to. It would be foolish to sign a player like Alex Rodriguez, who will tie up some of the payroll of even a large market team such as the Mets. And they already have two potential superstars, who are already regarded as one of the five best at each of their positions. One of them would have to make a position change in order to bring in Rodriguez. Either that or Rodriguez may have to switch positions.
They may try and pursue the Blanton for Milledge trade that has been spoken of some. Then sign another free agent pitcher or two (short term would be ideal) and wait until the next offseason, in hoping to land Santana or anyone really who can give a bunch them a bunch of quality innings on the hill
Don’t forget that the Mets were also fourth in runs scored this past season, and second on the road in runs scored. They need to stay away from this mistake and focus on what is more important, and what they need more…PITCHING!