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    Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

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    In the New York Post, Mark Hale reports that the Mets have interest in free-agent OF Moises Alou.

    According to Listin Diario, a newspaper out of Santo Domingo, the Mets and Alou have discussed a one-year, $8 million contract. The report cites a close friend to the player as providing the information.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Good when a fan catches a foul ball in the 2007 NLCS he can spazz out about how it singlehandedly cost them the seven game series.
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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Makes their lineup a little deeper when he is healthy, not bad.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Hopefully, Julio Franco will start calling him "junior"...
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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    He certainly fits the age bill.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Newsday has it at two years for $16 million.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/ny-spa...orts-headlines

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    He will do an excellent job of replacing Floyd...they need a LF'er who's overaged, overpriced and ready to spend atleast 1/3 of the season on the DL...for 8 mil a year...go get'em boys.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    I think this signing is a little silly. Omar really is looking for an all-Hispanic team (Full disclosure: my girlfriend is from the DR and loves the signing).

    This signing doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me, unless they are planning to trade Milledge and not give one of the other kids a shot. If this money keeps them from signing Zito, it's a bad move.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Quote Originally Posted by yankees76
    If this money keeps them from signing Zito, it's a bad move.
    There's absolutely zero worry about that. Not only are they a NY team that is getting more popular since they're good again and have a bunch of really marketable players, but they also just launched their own cable channel last year, and will be raking in even more dough.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Quote Originally Posted by yankees76
    I think this signing is a little silly. Omar really is looking for an all-Hispanic team (Full disclosure: my girlfriend is from the DR and loves the signing).

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Quote Originally Posted by OlgMvp
    He will do an excellent job of replacing Floyd...they need a LF'er who's overaged, overpriced and ready to spend atleast 1/3 of the season on the DL...for 8 mil a year...go get'em boys.
    I forgot about that. I was thinking that Don Omar was just throwing money around for no real reason, but he would be a good relplacement for Floyd.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Excellent. The more aging former Giants that are signed by other teams, the fewer will be available for Ned Colletti to go after.
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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Gee, what happened to Omar following Cashman in the "not going to overspend this offseason" mentality that Newsday mentioned the other day?
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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    From a Red Sox fan perspective, I hope this deal happens, if it hasn't already.

    I don't think this deal completely eliminates the possibility of a trade of Manny to the Mets, but it certainly makes it less likely. I'd rather the Sox kept Manny in all events, and the players that were reportedly coming back from the Mets have never excited me. Milledge, Heilman, etc. have always seemed like chump change next to Manny.

    In any event, I'm very happy to see Moises Alou going to Shea.

    PS: Yankees76, the Hispanic point is there and Omar does look a little bit focused on Hispanic players, but Shawn Green, David Wright, Paul LaDuca, Aaron Heilman, Damion Easley and Tom Glavine sure don't look Hispanic.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    He is a proven producer. Plus, it ought to improve clubhouse chemistry a bit. Franco will finally have a teammate who can relate to growing up in the 50s.
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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    He's 40 years old. What is Omar really thinking?

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Bye bye Lastings.
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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    From 2004-06, he's played 155, 123 and 98 games. Is this who you give a 2-year, high-priced contract to?

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/a/aloumo01.shtml

    He's only played 11 games in LF in 2006, having played 81 in RF.
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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    They must not be very high on Lastings.

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    It's a one-year deal and a stop-gap. He's a professional hitter and the Mets are a win-now team. How do you kill this?
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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Quote Originally Posted by Screech
    It's a one-year deal and a stop-gap. He's a professional hitter and the Mets are a win-now team. How do you kill this?
    Agreed. Would people rather give Carlos Lee 5 years and $75 million, Sori 8 years and $135 million, or J.D. Drew 4 years and $50 million?

    I don't understand how this says anything about Milledge either. They still have Shawn Green as a starting OF and Milledge didn't look ready for the majors last year. If he rakes in AAA again I expect he'll be an everyday OF for the Mets replacing Shawn Green's corpse.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Awful decision to take him on, he'll be injured over half the season. Unless he's a DH he doesn't have much value.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    It's official as per WFAN, a one year deal with an option for a second.

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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    One year deal is not bad. Milledge fills in when he is injured.
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    Re: Mets Close to Signing Moises Alou?

    Pretty much my thoughts as well, in this market a one year deal is quite good.

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