A lot of people thought the Mets overpaid to get him. It reeked of Minaya overreacting to a present need without thinking much about the future, which he did time and time again. When we got him, I hoped he'd average .250/25/100 over the time he was here, and I'd be satisfied. The red flag, that not many people saw, was the strikeouts. When you strike out that much in your 20s, and your bat speed starts to slip in your 30s, it's bad news. I think it was a combination of that, the concussions, and just trying too hard, and pressing too much the entire time he was here. It is sad, because he IS a hard worker, and always hustles to the point where he physically hurts himself.
And as a Mets fan, I expect him to win comeback player of the year, wherever he ends up.