Saturday, February 05, 2005

Magglio Ordonez to sign with Detroit Tigers

I honestly cannot say I'm all that upset about Maggs signing with Detroit. While he would have been great, the Mets are fine with Cliff Floyd and Mike Cameron as their corner outfielders (although I would make the Mike Cameron/Preston Wilson swap assuming both players are fully healthy).
The fact that Magglio Ordonez is now making 15 million a season should eliminate all talk that Carlos Beltran was overpaid. Excluding 2004, Ordonez has averaged around 32 homeruns with 118 rbi a season. Beltran should hit somewhere around 32 homeruns, and can easily reach those rbi numbers hitting in a quality lineup. Then add in the fact that Beltran will also steal close to 40 bases and plays gold glove caliber defense.

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