Sunday, January 11, 2009
With Redding Signing, Mets Surpass Yankees as Powerhouse Team
Yankee fans should be disappointed to learn that the Mets have surpassed them as the New York powerhouse team. The Mets appear poised to add star pitcher, and former Yankee ace Tim Redding to their rotation. This addition overshadows the Sabathia, Burnett and Teixeira deals as well as the Manny and Pettitte signings if they ever get made. Reddings $2.25 million contract was roughly $2.25 million more than the Yankees bid for him, and shows the commitment the Mets had in signing him as they outbid other clubs by an infinite percentage. The loss will be readily felt by the Yankees as Redding slides in front of Santana to front the Mets rotation. The Yankees would literally need to clone Sandy Koufax and pump him full of PED's to match this deal. How the Mets snatched Redding right from under Cashman's nose is beyond us. We can only hope it never happens again.