It’s too early to talk about Yasmani Tomas

It’s too early to say if the Mets will pursue Cuban OF Yasmani Tomas, according to GM Sandy Alderson (NY Post, June 21).

“A corner outfielder with power?” Alderson said, “smiling,” according to the report.


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Tomas has defected and will pursue an MLB contract, according to reporter Ben Badler (Baseball America, June 20).

He is a right-handed-hitting corner outfielder and one of the top young power hitters in Cuba.

“He can hit towering home runs thanks to the strength from his thickly-built 6-foot-1, 230-pound frame,” Badler writes. “He has some experience in center field and is a decent runner for his size, but his speed is still below-average and he’s going to be a corner outfielder in pro ball.”

Matthew Cerrone, Lead Writer

I was SO wrong about Jose Abreu it’s laughable. Thankfully, I wasn’t alone, since pretty much every National League team was leery of signing him, because he profiled to be an obvious DH… and still does.

In this case, though, with Tomas, I want the Mets to make a move >> Read more from this post on June 20.




102 comments
Eddie_Dean
Eddie_Dean

It's too early for Sandy to comment on him b/c he's still unavailable. That's all well and good, but whenever he does become available I want to see this team make a serious run at him.

dabo
dabo

Cespedes, Puig and Abreu are undeniable All Star talent players I would be nice to get one of these Cuban players.  

matt greco
matt greco

with what money, matt?  they have none...you think they're going to outbid all the other teams that will be in on this?  get real...

Frank Accardi
Frank Accardi

This article is a laugh do we really think the wilpons

Will spend not a chance

Nick Waskiw
Nick Waskiw

Will never happen..remember this is the Mets and there is no commitment to winning.

Michael Barile
Michael Barile

It's not to early to talk about Tomas...Mets can't let another talent slip thru their fingers without making a real attempt to get him!

selldamets
selldamets

No, you weren't wrong. You were just saying what they told you to say. The Mets will offer him the Vladimir Guerrero contract with the impossible contingencies.

ShawnP
ShawnP

"A corner outfielder with power?"AlderFraud said "smiling"


Yep,that's what he is,captain obvious.


He'll never even make an offer to this stud.Big time power bat goes against every thing AlderFraud believes in.


We can only dream fellow Mets fans.

dooley
dooley

Half the GM's in baseball are going to be clawing each others eyes out trying to sign this kid

jaydhn
jaydhn

We won't sign this guy, won't even offer a contract.


Just for the record, Abreu's defense is on par with Duda and plays better D at 1B than Murphy does at 2B. Stop with the DH non-sense.

Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

4 years 40 million will get this guy anyone is better than the youngs

Darrell Smith
Darrell Smith

We  need to get this kid., No ifs ands or butts

Matt Drucker
Matt Drucker

This what hate about Sandy. He thinks he funny by making corny jokes and smiling, but then blame fans when we don't go to the games.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Dont tell Jeffy about this Tomas.. he might say'' we already have too many outfielders''

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

He will offer him 1 million dollars and lifetime supply of Scooby doo toilet paper.

manicmesia
manicmesia

Would love to know what Sandy thinks is worth smiling about not having money to sign anyone much less a young power hitter.  Probably a joke along the lines of having a logjam in the outfield.

jrb74
jrb74

Sandy will give his best shot: "I'll give you one MILLION dollars!!!"

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

I think the Mets pursuit (or non-pursuit) of Tomas will be a litmus test for the organization. If they don't make an offer, it will confirm everyone's worst fears. If they do, maybe there's at least a prayer of financial solvency. 

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Why is it to early, I mean is it honestly too early in the process?  Obviously I want the Mets to sign the kid, they need him or really any player with his skills.  But it would be better if Sandy just came right out and honestly said the Mets won't be pursuing him because it would raise or payroll.  Stop messing with the fans heads with these open ended comments.  


Trust me Sandy if you come out and say that the Mets won't be signing a guy that fans want and by some miracle you end up signing him, the fans won't be mad at you.

Kevin Connelly
Kevin Connelly

@kefhrny17 they won't and their assessment will be something outrageous like "he projects as a DH long-term"

tullydew
tullydew

C. Young is on that FA list. I'm sure Sandy wouldn't mind him back on a 1 year deal.

ShawnP
ShawnP

@Darrell Smith  Oh trust me man,Sandy will have a bunch of "if's" "and's"& "but,but"for us.

jamets
jamets

@Frank Monastra He's much less proven and less of a sure thing than Abreu was.  No way should he get more money than Abreu did.

xplr
xplr

@Jay Cross You havn't had enough litmus tests? We didn't go after Choo, Cano, Peralta, Abreu or anyone else of value. 


We aren't going after this guy. Period. You guys who want to keep drinking the Fred/Sandy/Matt kool aid, be my guest.

ken1010
ken1010

@Chad Michael The question perhaps is whether they can fit him into a $75m or $80m payroll, without making very long-term commitment.  It's hard to imagine they can, but if they trade away Murphy, Colon and/or Niese for cheaper players, maybe it can be done.

Nick Waskiw
Nick Waskiw

@citifield The Mets will not get into any bidding war...expect The Mets to not even make an offer.

tullydew
tullydew

Why? It looks like Abreu is grossly underpaid. He is a steal at $11 million as is Puig.

If Puig was a free agent this winter he would get $20 plus million per year.

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

@ifti99 @Jay Cross No kool-aid here, my friend. Those were all telling non-signs, but as each year passes the inaction becomes even more damning, which I'm looking forward to seeing how the team deals with. 

theglider
theglider

Were Cano, Shoo or Peralta worth the contracts they got?

tullydew
tullydew

He will cost around 7 for $84-98million. Not sure the Mets will/can go that high. Since Abreu and Piug have done so well he will get a very large contract.

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

@theglider Wasn't Cano leading the AL in hitting recently? I wouldn't have complained if the Mets signed him, that's for sure. Of course, that's assuming the Mets were capable of spending like a big market team with its own TV network and a new ballpark. They apparently aren't, so it's a moot point. 

tullydew
tullydew

Yes, I have read he isn't as polished. But what 23 year old is? He's a baby and not in his prime yet, like Abreu.

tullydew
tullydew

Puig got 7/42, Abreu got 6/68.

The Cuban players are becoming close to "sure things". Their contracts will keep increasing as GM's feel the risk isn't as great b/c the previous Cuban success stories.