Hypothetically speaking… What is your plan IF Bay decides he doesn’t want to be a Met and Holliday is out of the Mets price range? Which way do you turn? My plan Uggla(trade)/DeRosa (2 years 12 million…7 this year, 5 next year)/Byrd 1 year 7 million (2nd year vested option based on starts)/Barajas 1 year 2 million then sign Piniero and Dotel and “Juan Pierre” Luis Castillo to any team who will do it.
Obviously it’s not my “ideal” plan but I’m working with the idea that for some reason Bay turns us down and Holliday costs too much and thus we go short-term on a bunch of “solid”. The lineup would be a LOT better than last year with only Barajas truly “bad” but still a plus defensive player with pop. Byrd isn’t a terrible player, you still have Pagan, Uggla probably comes close to Bay’s production (from 2b no less) and DeRosa can be moved wherever to accommodate adding better players.