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The next domino (upgrading the OF)

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Posted: 12/15/2012 8:57 PM

The next domino (upgrading the OF) 


Assuming the Dickey trade happens and the Mets acquire TDA, Syndergaard/Sanchez, Buck, and another player (possibly Rajai Davis, but considering we're already taking on Buck's contract that seems somewhat unlikely), we'll still have yet to address our OF situation.  

I assume we'll make every effort to sign Hairston, but beyond that, we're still short at least one starting OFer and one platoon partner.  

What trade possibilities could be present themselves assuming we're now willing to part with a quality prospect or two to fill our needs?

Adding another cheap, young, controllable piece would be huge.  Can't say I expect it, but I didn't expect us to acquire TDA and Syndergaard/Sanchez either.  Hopefully it's a sign of more aggressive moves to come.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:00 PM

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I am sure that after this trade, the Mets will turn their attention to signing Hairston.  They may then other possible trade candidates for CF using some of their young pitching prospects and possible Flores if he is not traded to TOR.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:03 PM

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I think shopping Flores is the way to go.  Not sure if there's much of a market for him, but DW and Ike likely ensure he'll never be a regular for the Mets.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 9:33 PM

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DocK16 wrote: I think shopping Flores is the way to go.  Not sure if there's much of a market for him, but DW and Ike likely ensure he'll never be a regular for the Mets.

IF we end up getting one of Syndergaard or Sanchez in the Dickey trade, I wouldn't mind turning around and flipping him to COL for Fowler.  I'm sure it would take at least a couple more very good prospects, probably a guy like Fulmer and maybe someone else(not sure if they'd have interest in Flores since Chris Nelson has been solid for them at 3rd and he's young, although he could be groomed as a 1B to replace Helton in a year or two).

Either way, even if it ends up being someone else I could definitely see Alderson going the trade route to fill that need.  Hopefully we end up with Gose/Rasmus instead so there is less of a need.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 10:18 PM

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In current construct # Mets do not get '13 OF help in trade for Dickey, going to just patch for few $ in fr agcy or trade.


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Posted: 12/15/2012 11:20 PM

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In all seriousness, is moving Ike to a corner OF position a complete non-starter? Unlike Duda he actually does seem somewhat athletic and if I recall correctly spent some time out there in College. If this has already been mooted, I apologize.


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Posted: 12/15/2012 11:30 PM

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Absentminded wrote: In all seriousness, is moving Ike to a corner OF position a complete non-starter? Unlike Duda he actually does seem somewhat athletic and if I recall correctly spent some time out there in College. If this has already been mooted, I apologize.

I would personally never consider that.
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Posted: 12/15/2012 11:40 PM

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Absentminded wrote: In all seriousness, is moving Ike to a corner OF position a complete non-starter? Unlike Duda he actually does seem somewhat athletic and if I recall correctly spent some time out there in College. If this has already been mooted, I apologize.
I have thought about that as well, but we really need his defense at 1st base.  I think Ike's return to the field had a lot to do with Wright's excellent D last yr.  He knew he had some wiggle room with his throws.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 12:25 AM

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we should have kept Bay, we paying his money anyways might as well see if he can come back from the concussion after a full off season of healing, Justin Morneu came back from his injury last year after 2 slow seasons recovering... it was worth a shot keeping him till mid season then buying him out... i would also like to see us take a flier on Chone Figgins, he was a good OF and slipped when they switched him to 3B, change of scenery might bring him back to old form with something to prove and can be no worse than Torres was last year at the leadoff spot...
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Posted: 12/16/2012 12:32 AM

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I'd bring back Lastings Milledge.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 12:51 AM

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metsfan526 wrote: we should have kept Bay, we paying his money anyways might as well see if he can come back from the concussion after a full off season of healing, Justin Morneu came back from his injury last year after 2 slow seasons recovering... it was worth a shot keeping him till mid season then buying him out... i would also like to see us take a flier on Chone Figgins, he was a good OF and slipped when they switched him to 3B, change of scenery might bring him back to old form with something to prove and can be no worse than Torres was last year at the leadoff spot...
Just imagine an OF with Bay and Figgins in it. Might as well add Bobby Bonilla for RF.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 1:13 AM

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RSVandy wrote:
metsfan526 wrote: we should have kept Bay, we paying his money anyways might as well see if he can come back from the concussion after a full off season of healing, Justin Morneu came back from his injury last year after 2 slow seasons recovering... it was worth a shot keeping him till mid season then buying him out... i would also like to see us take a flier on Chone Figgins, he was a good OF and slipped when they switched him to 3B, change of scenery might bring him back to old form with something to prove and can be no worse than Torres was last year at the leadoff spot...
Just imagine an OF with Bay and Figgins in it. Might as well add Bobby Bonilla for RF.
Don't give Sandy any ideas...
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Posted: 12/16/2012 2:05 AM

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With Duda, Kirk and Baxter or Valdespin you need 2 righhanded platoon players. Keep Kirk as CF every game and play the other 2 as a platoon. Hairston and??

Not too difficult. Could be done an hour after the Dickey trade is done.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 3:25 AM

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jumpstone wrote: With Duda, Kirk and Baxter or Valdespin you need 2 righhanded platoon players. Keep Kirk as CF every game and play the other 2 as a platoon. Hairston and??

Not too difficult. Could be done an hour after the Dickey trade is done.
By trading Dickey, you signal 2013 is a "rebuilding" year.
Thus, it decreases the need for platoon outfielders.
Rather, it makes more sense to give Duda - Nieuwenhuis - Valdespin a more extended look vs. LHP to see how they´ll fit for 2014 & beyond when the team will hopefully be able to contend again.
Sure, Hairston would help. Maybe someone like Austin Kearns would too.
However,with focus shifting more towards 2014, it´s not as imperative as it would have been.
Plus, by adding a RHH C - be it Buck initially and then D´Arnaud by June - the lineup gets an additional RHH bat anyway and should thus be more balanced.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 6:27 AM

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DrDooby wrote:
jumpstone wrote: With Duda, Kirk and Baxter or Valdespin you need 2 righhanded platoon players. Keep Kirk as CF every game and play the other 2 as a platoon. Hairston and??

Not too difficult. Could be done an hour after the Dickey trade is done.
By trading Dickey, you signal 2013 is a "rebuilding" year.
Thus, it decreases the need for platoon outfielders.
Rather, it makes more sense to give Duda - Nieuwenhuis - Valdespin a more extended look vs. LHP to see how they´ll fit for 2014 & beyond when the team will hopefully be able to contend again.
Sure, Hairston would help. Maybe someone like Austin Kearns would too.
However,with focus shifting more towards 2014, it´s not as imperative as it would have been.
Plus, by adding a RHH C - be it Buck initially and then D´Arnaud by June - the lineup gets an additional RHH bat anyway and should thus be more balanced.

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Posted: 12/16/2012 6:39 AM

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DrDooby wrote:
jumpstone wrote: With Duda, Kirk and Baxter or Valdespin you need 2 righhanded platoon players. Keep Kirk as CF every game and play the other 2 as a platoon. Hairston and??

Not too difficult. Could be done an hour after the Dickey trade is done.
By trading Dickey, you signal 2013 is a "rebuilding" year.
Thus, it decreases the need for platoon outfielders.
Rather, it makes more sense to give Duda - Nieuwenhuis - Valdespin a more extended look vs. LHP to see how they´ll fit for 2014 & beyond when the team will hopefully be able to contend again.
Sure, Hairston would help. Maybe someone like Austin Kearns would too.
However,with focus shifting more towards 2014, it´s not as imperative as it would have been.
Plus, by adding a RHH C - be it Buck initially and then D´Arnaud by June - the lineup gets an additional RHH bat anyway and should thus be more balanced.

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Well put DocK...
... but for now, not sure what alternatives exist.
Sure, Nyjer Morgan could be an intriguing option - but how does playing him over Nieuwenhuis or Valdespin help the Mets going forward ?
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Posted: 12/16/2012 6:51 AM

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At a minimum, I think we'll bring back Hairston.  That occupies one spot.  I also see no reason why we can't trade for a solid platoon partner to pair with Kirk in CF.  That would occupy two spots.  Hell, I'd prefer we add another platoon partner to pair with Baxter in the other corner than settle for Duda out there.

Trade for Colin Cowgill and Moises Sierra.  Neither could possibly cost that much.

LF - Hairston
CF - Kirk/Cowgill
RF - Baxter/Sierra

That's infinitely better than giving Duda and Valdespin another "show me" season imo.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:03 AM

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How about Flores for Aaron Hicks?  Hicks took a major step forward last season after seeing his prospect status take a sizable hit the season before.  He's a switch hitter with leadoff skills and could be our CFer of the future.  The Twins have struggled for years to find a viable 3B.  Both are about the same distance away from the majors.  I think it makes sense for both teams.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:31 AM

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How about Flores for Aaron Hicks?  Hicks took a major step forward last season after seeing his prospect status take a sizable hit the season before.  He's a switch hitter with leadoff skills and could be our CFer of the future.  The Twins have struggled for years to find a viable 3B.  Both are about the same distance away from the majors.  I think it makes sense for both teams.

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The Twins just traded all their CFers and need Hicks.
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Posted: 12/16/2012 7:37 AM

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DrDooby wrote:

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How about Flores for Aaron Hicks?  Hicks took a major step forward last season after seeing his prospect status take a sizable hit the season before.  He's a switch hitter with leadoff skills and could be our CFer of the future.  The Twins have struggled for years to find a viable 3B.  Both are about the same distance away from the majors.  I think it makes sense for both teams.

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The Twins just traded all their CFers and need Hicks.

Damn, you're right.
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