Many of us were up in arms when we let Billy Wagner go for a song, knowing the Mets would have received first round compensation and another high sandwich pick had he signed elsewhere after the season.
This is exactly what happened with the Red Sox after Wagner declined their offer in 2009. Wagner is now a Brave.
Think that doesn't matter? Do you like Ike Davis?
The reason the Mets have Ike Davis in the first place is because the Braves signed Tom Glavine back. Yup, the pick awarded to the Mets was the 18th in the 2008 draft, which the Mets used to take Ike.
The Mets also received Bradley Holt, the 2009 94th ranked prospect by Baseball America.
Thank you Atlanta Braves.
Friday, April 23, 2010
by Dave Singer