Remember the super-athletic speed burner lacking baseball instincts who used to run around center field and the bases like a chicken with its head cut off? Well, according to various reports, Angel Pagan just agreed to a four-year, $40M deal with the Giants.
As much as I liked the triples machine that Pagan was in Flushing, his brain farts were absolutely maddening. In hindsight — i.e., after watching Andres Torres for a full season — maybe Pagan wasn’t all that bad after all. But gee whiz, $40M for four years? Yikes!
Apparently there is a heckuva lot of money to throw around in MLB — except for the Mets of course. Pagan gets 4/$40M, Russell Martin gets 2/$17M, Andy Pettitte gets $12M for one season … wow, talk about inflation. And we haven’t even seen any of the really big names get signed yet.
I guess that’s one less CF option for the Mets — though I doubt they ever were seriously in the mix.
What do you think – is Pagan worth the dough? Should the Mets have made a play for him? Answer in the comments.
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