* The Mets signed Aaron Laffey to a minor league deal. He apparently pitched for the Yankees, I don’t remember him. His statistics back that up, they are worth forgetting too. Pedro Feliciano stunk like this too, then he learned a new arm angle and became pretty good for a few years. Darren Oliver became good in 2006 for no apparent reason. Of course Laffey is more likely going to emulate Pat Misch. Let’s go with he will be in Vegas or we will be in trouble.
* I’m convinced Scott Hairston just finished his career year. With money flowing like water everywhere but in Queens, I’m surprised he is still unsigned. Given our current dearth of outfielders, I should really want Sandy to sign him but I can’t get there. This is the problem with the level of players we are currently dealing with post-Madoff. You never really want any of them.
* I was impressed with how quickly the Red Sox shed so much salary in 2012, unlike the Alderson water torture approach we have been enduring. It was very decisive, and showed how that is done. Not so the way it is being reinvested. Shane Victorino, Mike Napoli (maybe), Joel Hanrahan, Jonny Gomes, Ryan Dempster, and David Ross. Good luck with all that, Boston, I don’t think this team will win 82 games.
* There must still be a trade coming for an outfielder. Maybe we are going to do something bigger than any of us are expecting. We still have all these pitching prospects, and now we added another one in Syndergaard. Also, Flores is an awkward fit. We have movable parts, and are desperate for outfield help. We can’t really be trucking out this outfield crew, can we?