Wouldn’t it be great seeing Cliff Lee on the mound for the Mets opening day 2011. I think Mets fans would show up to see him pitch in a Met uniform and make us forget of the last 2 years.
Watching Lee pitch last night making the Yankees look real old over 8 innings was awesome. Of course if you ask the current day Yankee fan, he expects Lee to be part of the Yankees rotation in 2011. So does the media. The arrogance kills me. Lee seems to be someone who shouldn’t be taken lightly. It would be great to see Lee resign with the Hard charging Rangers. Just to throw in the face of the Yankees. Even better would see the Mets make a splash and get him to saddle up next to Santana.
Yes the Mets I know have $$ issue going into 2011. Beltran is making 18M for his final season. Santana is making over 20M and the Mets have come out and said they don’t want to have 2 top of the line pitchers making over 20M. Well Beltran’s contract is up after 2011 as is the Mensa Ollie’s contract . So for 1 year maybe there payroll will be out of line but hey we are in NY here. The Mets need to look at there division and see what the Phillies have put together with there starting rotation and they really need to rethink that strategy
Of course a lot of it falls on the New GM but hey Citi Field is a pitchers park and Lee would probably excel here. The Mets will need a pitcher to anchor the staff while they wait for Santana to rehab. Do they really think Pelfrey can do it? Mets of course want to fill the seats in 2011. A GM with some backbone would be nice but Cliff Lee would be a heck of a lot better.