Ryan Garko signed with the Seattle Mariners for $550,000, or 1.15 million LESS than the Mets signed Fernando Tatis.
By no means is Ryan Garko an all-star, but could he have had a positive impact and been a good Right Handed bat/platoon vs lefties? The answer is a resounding yes.
Why are the Mets cheap in some areas, but sign someone who is good in the clubhouse but just a replacement infielder for 2 million, a good reclamation product 2 YEARS AGO but now just a declining skill player at 35 years old for 1.7 million, but then won't sign a 29 year old who hits lefties better than the aforementioned player for $550,000.
I believe if you continue to make the same mistakes over and over again, yet expect different results, is Einstein's definition of insanity.