MLBTR Predicts Mets Sign 4 Top 50 Players, Average Age Near Death or 34+
According to MLBTR's annual FA prediction list:
They have the Mets signing
#13: Curtis Granderson 33 years old opening day. Granderson has been discussed at length here. He is coming off an injury plagued season after a disappointing 2012 by the standards he had set in 2011. MLBTR earlier predicted that Granderson would get a 3/45 deal with possibly a 4th year option.
#14: Stephen Drew 31 years old opening day. Drew also has been rumored on Mets blogs for a while now. After having down 2011 and 2012, he did rebound quite nicely... in Boston. Also in the same article MLBTR says that he may have a shot at a 4/40 deal.
#23: Bronson Arroyo 37 years old opening day. Bronson has been a model of consistency over his career posting 175 innings plus every year since 2004 and at least 32 starts every year since 2005 while besting 200 innings 8 of those years (missing one more by an inning). Pitching in Cincy is no easy feat and he has done it well, especially the last two years. MLBTR predicts a 2/24 contract.
#49: Roy Halladay almost 37 opening day. Halladay was awful last year posting a 6.82 ERA in 13 starts toping out at 83mph in his final start. Obviously this would be a one year deal with incentives. I would think something along the Marcum lines just because of the name factor.
So that's 4 players with an average age of 34+ signed to around 40-45M just next year alone and at least 37 locked up the following year.
Did I miss something? Was Alderson fired and replaced by the Ghost Of Omar Past?