But the Mets don't have Jason Bay yet. So ask yourself the following:
- Even if the Mets get Bay, does it matter? Does the Phillies getting Halladay put the division out of reach anyway? Because you know the Mets would have to do a lot more roster construction than Bay to come within sniffing distance of Philadelphia.
- If the Mets don't get Bay, how embarrassing would it be to see the Mariners land two top players (assuming it's the M's that get Bay) and the Mets get none?
- If the Mets don't get Bay, should they just turn tail, call 2010 a wash, and keep the draft picks they would have spent on marginal Type A free agents? (Yeah, I'm looking at you, Bengie ... I don't care if you weren't offered arbitration and wouldn't cost a pick as an astute fan pointed out ... thanks Metsfan23 ... but you're still marginal. And old. Stop staring at me.)
"You thank the fans by trying to make the team better" -Randy Wolf during today's Brewers news conferenceRemember Omar, there's more than one way to do that ... even if it costs you your job. And face it, your job is pretty much out the window anyway.
Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to check if there's any ice cream in the freezer.