With the waiting game for Jason Bay in full swing, I took to Twitter to ask about another possible free agent option.
Aroldis Chapman, the 21-year-old Cuban defector, threw for teams a few days ago. According to reports, the Mets were in attendance.
So, as a fan, would you want to see the Mets take a chance and sign Chapman? Here are some responses…
NYSportzNut: No brainer as far as I am concerned.
MattRobbie: It would be a huge boost to our minors to help us build for the future.
chrisbirckhead: Yes 1,000 times yes. Easily the best talent left on the market.
Chuipi: Of course, only 21, lefty and a power arm.
blizzake: Not really, I think whatever team he goes to they are going to be way overpaying.
MrMustSeeTV: I'd rather have the Mets invest in Chapman than Piniero, Marquis or Garland. Chapman + Mejia would make a nice combo.
ON THE FENCE
nmigliore: Only at the right price... $20M max.
EliFromBrooklyn: If Chapman doesn't lick his hand, talk to himself and/or crave Mexican food at 2:00 am - sign him to a sensible contract.
CaughtLookin: As long as it doesn't curb other spending, I'd do it.
TheHappyRecap: I doubt they take a chance on him. From a PR standpoint they need sure things, even if the guys they get are assured to suck.
disgruntmetsfan: Only if they felt he was a viable option, and not a response to Halladay.
What’s your take? Hit the comments to dish your opinion.