I’ve been taking a hard route against dreaming about Aroldis Chapman coming to the Mets. For one, I think he’ll cost more than he’s worth. And two, I don’t think he’s major-league ready.
But Phil Rogers in the Boston Herald made some early off-season predictions and feels differently. Here’s Chapman’s blurb…
Aroldis Chapman, Mets: The Cuban flamethrower is in demand, but teams are waiting for agent Edwin Leonel Mejia to drop his asking price. The Mets love Chapman and need to make a splash. He could duel Stephen Strasburg for Rookie of the Year honors.
This was penned a few days ago, as Chapman has since fired his agent Mejia and moved to another agency.
Yes, the Mets need to make a splash, or at least Omar Minaya thinks so. I hate the term as I’d rather see the team put a winning ballclub out there over one that will sell jerseys.
And if Rogers is talking about Rookie of the Year in 2011, he might have a point. I don’t think either will have what it takes to break into the majors next season, and if they do, they won’t last a whole year.
But still, it’s interesting to see people linking the Mets and Chapman.