October 01, 2007

Alou Hopes To Return

At MLB Trade Rumors they write about Moises Alou and his desire to return next year:

The Mets have an interesting decision on their hands with Moises Alou, though it's not exactly the team's primary concern right now. That won't stop us from talking about it!

Alou has a franchise-record 30 game hitting streak going as a 41 year-old. Since the start of 2006, he's hit a monstrous .322/.373/.551 in 655 ABs. The problem is that he's shown he's only good for 90-100 games per year due to injuries.

In this day and age one can place a dollar value on such production. The numbers say Alou is roughly a 3.5 win player in the time he's active. Last I heard a win was worth around $2.1MM - maybe a little extra to the Mets as a perennial contender. So let's say Alou is worth $7.5MM even given a chunk of missed time. That makes the 2008 decision fairly easy - his option is for exactly that amount. The $1MM buyout pushes the decision even closer to exercising it.


Don said...

i hope you make a return to shea as well alou

Anonymous said...

id take that prodiuction if it means that he is going to be hurt for a wile...we could just bring up gomez when he goes dowm

Anonymous said...

alou proved himself as a clutch player and i hope he comes back