Ut oh. Mike Pelfrey has looked worse and worse as time goes on and I still like him long term. I am betting big on 'ole Mikey boy, but right now? I want something a little more.
With Lohse signing for such a bargain deal (and he is a BIG bargain), you have to wonder what Omar was thinking. Or maybe wasn't thinking.... Again. This is akin to buying a brand new Ferrari and not buying insurance.
The Mets went out and built this magical and fantastical team that has me seeing lollipops, puppy dogs, unicorns, and rainbows everywhere I go and there is a very large hole that could have been covered up for about 3% of the total payroll. How could you not be in on Lohse at this point if you are Omar.
I am not going to say it is shameful, because that is too much....actually...fuck that. Shameful. Every team needs an extra starter or two and the Mets have a glaring depth issue at this point. I really think the Mets will be fine without him, but there will be big headaches and it will be much closer of a race then it needed to be.
The lone Met signed through 2013 is Johan Santana, who just inked a six-year, $137.5 million deal. David Wright's current six-year, $55 million package expires the previous season, although the Mets have an option for 2013 at $16 million. Barring a trade, teenage prodigy Fernando Martinez would still be under the Mets' control, having turned 24 years old.
$16 million for the best player in baseball in 2013? I just got chills.
"I'm really disappointed that I fell behind a lot of guys," said Pelfrey, who walked two, struck out one and threw 88 pitches. "I really wanted to be more aggressive. I wish I was a little more efficient than what I was."