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edabbs44
05-21-2006, 04:15 PM
That's my best guess as to the reasoning behind his thought process...from his blog today.

Veteran lefty Dave Williams was designated for assignment by the Reds on Saturday, and here are all the reasons why it makes all the sense in the world for the Mets to make a deal for him:

• It wouldn't cost them much more than the prorated portion of the $1.4 million he is making in salary. The Reds probably would be thrilled to simply rid themselves of the contract. At a time when the Mets don't want to trade top prospects, and may prefer not to try to count on pitchers who have never worked above Class AA, Williams would seem to be a sound mid-level gamble. If he flames out and continues to struggle -- so far this year, he has a 7.20 ERA -- then it would only cost the Mets a bit of cash.

• Williams is only 27 and he generally has been at least adequate for much of his career, accumulating a 4.56 ERA in his 74 games (66 starts).

• Williams is much better suited pitching for the Mets, in spacious Shea Stadium, than he was pitching in Cincinnati, because he has an acute tendency toward generating fly balls. This season, he has an groundball-flyball ratio of 0.72, and last year, he was at 0.90.

The quality the Mets need more than any for the back end of their rotation is to have someone who is not overwhelmed. Williams might be that guy.

KronoRed
05-21-2006, 04:18 PM
If the other option is Lima..I don't think he's wrong ;)

Heath
05-21-2006, 04:35 PM
Jose Lima or Dave Williams. No Question.

Start scanning the roster of your Binghamton Mets.

edabbs44
05-21-2006, 04:38 PM
Jose Lima or Dave Williams. No Question.

Start scanning the roster of your Binghamton Mets.
Has everyone forgotten what Williams looked like in Cincy? I'd be more than happy to see the Mets pick up Williams.

cincyinco
05-21-2006, 05:07 PM
lol..

shades of swindling kazmir for zambrano..

c'mon Krivs.. go get us Pelfry.. lol! Omar will sell the farm the magic beans... all the time.

flyer85
05-21-2006, 05:31 PM
Send Heath Bell and they can have him and I would even pay most of his salary if I was the Reds

deltachi8
05-21-2006, 05:36 PM
Actually I honestly think Williams ends up with the Mets for a PTBNL. It really is a no risk move for the Mets...and compared to Lima Time, you bet I'd take Williams.

flyer85
05-21-2006, 05:39 PM
Actually I honestly think Williams ends up with the Mets for a PTBNL. It really is a no risk move for the Mets...and compared to Lima Time, you bet I'd take Williams.I really think the Mets would be willing to part with a pitcher like Bell who isn't going to break into a pen with Julio, Sanchez and Heilman. In addition, Bell is no longer a youngster

cincyinco
05-21-2006, 05:53 PM
Speaking of Heilman...

Theres your BP arm.

flyer85
05-21-2006, 05:57 PM
Speaking of Heilman...

Theres your BP arm.heck I'd put him in the rotation. The Mets are just being stupid at this point, he would be there 3rd best starter.

edabbs44
05-21-2006, 06:00 PM
I would look to try and pry Julio from the Mets.

cincyinco
05-21-2006, 06:00 PM
heck I'd put him in the rotation. The Mets are just being stupid at this point, he would be there 3rd best starter.

Sure enough... so long as we both agree he'd be a damn fine return on someone like Williams.. :P Shucks, I'd even add a "prospect" to Williams to get the deal done.. PTBNL? heh.

BigRed
05-21-2006, 08:19 PM
The Mets are not going to give the Reds anything of immediate value for Williams if they really are interested. A low level prospect or a non-factor. Only way they get something is if Williams is just one player of a multi player deal.