I'll say about 90% boos, 10% cheers. Since I have yet to give my opinion on Yahoo Answers, I'll do it now... hope you don't mind
I liked K-Rod... he will be missed. However, the general Mets fans that appear at Cifi Field doesn't seem to share the same opinion. After that incident in the family room, and K-Rod was about to enter the game, he was mostly booed (booed heavily)... at Citi Field. On opening day, when they introduced him, he got booed. When he blew a lead at Citi Field (after like 19 shut out innings), he was booed while he was walking off the field. Even Terry Collins said he was disappointed the fans were booing him for one bad outing after all those great ones. So as I see it, the general Met fan didn't particularly like him (like I did) at all after the incident with his father-in-law, so I expect mostly boos.
However... I can't seem to take side on whether this trade is good or not, but the offseason should decide that. This is how I see it: At first, I thought this was nothing but the Mets being cheapa$$es and practically HANDING the Brewers K-Rod and five million just to avoid the 17.5 million option. Plus, I was also pretty pissed since I had both K-Rod and Axford on my fantasy team and one of them is going to lose saves. However, I thought about it, read some comments and maybe getting rid of K-Rod and his option may be a good thing... maybe it can practically be a "K-Rod for Reyes" trade. I think that because they got rid of K-Rod's big money, there is NO EXCUSE WHATSOEVER for the Mets to NOT resign Reyes. They just HAVE to resign Reyes now, with Beltran and K-Rod's option huge salary leaving. NO EXCUSE. They must sign him As I, being a huge Mets fan and all thought about this, I came up with this conclusion: This was a GREAT trade if the Mets resign Reyes this offseason. If they don't it was okay/DECENT trade.
Also, I cannot help but praise Sandy Alderson... he has done a GREAT job so far and healed most of the wounds from the previous ownership (Omar). Sure they still have huge money invested in Santana, Bay and Wright... but think about, who else? Luis and Oliver Perez' contract will be over after this year and the Mets will stop having to pay for them. Beltran is probably gone this year (he has Boras has his agent... no chance Mets are getting him back because of Boras). They're going to save 17.5 million from K-Rod's option. Like I said before, they still have money invested in Santana, Bay and Wright... but this is NEW YORK. The Mets ownership HAVE to resign Jose Reye to keep their fanbase happy and looking at the events form the previous days, such as Sandy Alderson basically saying Reyes isn't going to be traded and trading K-Rod to (hopefully) make money for Reyes, I think the Mets will give a real effort to resign Reyes... hopefully they won't be cheap
I'll like to see Parnell close out games too with his 103 MPH fastball. Though, I see Izzy getting the closer job at first since he has had experience in the closer role and so the Mets don't just throw Parnell "into the fire" and expect him to close games. I also think the Mets want to show other teams that Izzy still has it, so they could trade him. Though, in September, I would like to see Parnell in the closer role, with Pedro Beato as backup in case Parnell couldn't handle it.
Edit: Heath Bell is a free agent after this season... reunion possibly? Reyes first though.