if you add halladay, you would have 2 with santana.santana + halladay = 2.
Mets Need pitching, In the NL you win games with good pitching and strong defense... The mets lineup right now is ok, If you add bay it makes them legit contenders... As far as Halladay going to the phillies I'm a little shocked they would just trade Lee away for Halladay, Without Lee, lets be honest philly might not have even been in the world series. And yes we know Roy is great in the months of April-September, But can he handle October? Especially in philly with those uneducated dildo's they have for fans.
Cliff Lee said that he wants to test free agency after his contract is up so the Phillies did the smart move right here even though Cliff Lee was awesome for them.
Phillie GM has been making some really good moves the past few seasons.
Toronto wasted Halladay unless they got future stars in the making.
Lackey to Boston pisses me off as a Yankee fan because he is tough already and now that he is with boston just makes it harder.
AND The Mets should be ashamed of themselves. I think Omar Minaya is one the worst GM's in MLB. He could have gotten Halladay for Reyes, cash and a prpospect which was reported by ESPN radio. IDK i just think Omar has his favorites.
If the Mets don't get Bengie Molina or Jason Bay then Mets fans will once again have a losing season because the Phillies are the best team in the National league right now.
Don't be surprised if the Yankees snatch Jason Bay.
Matt Holloday does not deserve his reported 8 year contract....if he gts 8 years and 17 million which is what is a possibility, then the Cardinals have sunk any chance of signing Albert Pujols when his contract expires.
Yankees aren't interested in Bay...
The fact that Halladay is off to thr NL and that Boston got Lackey is something i am extremely happy about. Lacky ain't that good really. He was decent with the Angels but that team gives you the cahnce to win with their gritt. Lackey is not a big game pitcher. I mean yeah he is consisdtend and sh!t but i am confident that AJ and Andy will outpitch him come play off time. I mean we all saw it being done this year.
I was scared that Boston would land Halladay. Him Becket and Lester would have been devastating.
Lackey has a winning mentality and fits right in to the Boston Red Sox, their team is a bunch of grind-it-out players that will do anything to win.
The Red Sox match the Yankees when it comes to rotation, may even be better.
Postition by possition they match like this:
Catcher: Posada > Any Boston catcher
1B: Teixeira > Martinez
2B: Pedroia > Cano (Slightly)
3B: A-Rod > Any Boston 3B (Yuk i am guessing)
SS: Jeter > Gonzales/Green
RF: Swisher = Drew
CF: Granderson > Ellsbury (Slightly)
LF: Cameron > Gardner/Anything we have now (If we resign Damon than it turns out differently)
ACE: CC > Becket
2nd: AJ > Lester (Slightly)
3rd: Pettite = Lackey (Although on a play off game i'd take Big Game Andy over anyone in baseball)
4th: Vasquez = Dice K
5th: Wakefield/Buckoltz > Hughes/Joba (They are a little deeper but not better, we have the best 1, 2, 3 punch on the league)
Yankees > Boston (Hands down the pen has been our strongest last season and hasn't changed much)
It is almost unfair to Papelbom since he has to compete with the best closer of all time. 3 MO years.
YANKEES > boston
Now that we have Vazquez I can say that we have a stronger rotation.
CC makes all the difference, he was so clutch last year and logged in innings like a machine.
Lester>AJ....people think AJ is amazing because he finally came threw in a few playoff games but Lester is dangerous...i think he's even better than Beckett since Beckett is so hot and cold.
Pettite<lackey...lackey be="" an="" ace="" on="" most="" teams...pettite="" can="" t="" but="" pettite="" is="" very="" good="" right="" now...i="" give="" lackey="" a="" slight="" edge="" for="" his="" past="" seasons="" in="" la.=""><Lackey....Lackey is an ace on most teams and Pettite did do very well this year with lower expectations since he had a bad 2008 ending...i give lackey the advantage because of his successful years as an ace in LA
Bucholtz(as of right now) > than Joba or Hughes as a starter...lets face it, Hughes and Joba have not proven to be great starters, only great relievers.
And the Yankee bullpen destroys any other bullpen in MLB.</lackey...lackey>
Mets got Jason Bay for 4 years/66 Mil, About damn time.
This gives Beltran and Wright much needed protection,
Now they need Bengie Molina.