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Any current trade opportunities to upgrade the Mets lineup.....

Posted: 6/13/2014 10:08 AM

Any current trade opportunities to upgrade the Mets lineup..... 


.......before the season totally slips into oblivion?     And I'm not necessarily talking a top notch bat.....just somebody that actually has some prior history of hitting at either C, 1B, or SS.   


While things are certainly looking bleak......it's really just a lousy bat or two the Mets could rely on a little bit that could at least get things moving in the right direction.    

That backup catcher on the Giants, Sanchez.....all that guy seems to do is get clutch hits and drive in runs.   Maybe he's not a full-time catcher.....but he's the type of guy I might try and look at if I'm SA and crew.   


A back-up option.......and this would be crazy.....maybe the Phils would entertain trading Ryan Howard to the Mets.   I know that's extreme......but the Phils aren't going anywhere at this point.   I can't see how the Phils could ask for a great deal in exchange for a guy with a lofty contract and an injury history.   I realize that by saying that it doesn't exactly make Howard sound like an interesting trade option.....but......this lineup needs an actual veteran bat.   Phils would certainly look for a pitcher in exchange.   Perhaps this is where trading a Montero is a possibility.....give em Duda in exchange.....and maybe they ask for something else.   If they want more.....than the Phils have to share some of the salary.    


I know that Mr. Castro on the Cubs is not exactly an appealing guy.   How many arb eligible years does he have?    I forget where he is contract-wise.    With Baez on the way......maybe the Mets would be able to trade for him.....depending upon what his contract situation looks like.    


The Mets actually have some trade chips.    Why not try and move forward with the lineup right now?    There are no prospects on their way in the next 2-3 years beyond perhaps whatever Flores could do if the Mets actually played him.   Especially since the team is not going to aggressively seek out other alternatives in the FA market......and the FA market isn't exactly exciting anyway.
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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:28 AM

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Here was Gammons' take on some trade possibilities around the league, from yesterday afternoon:

 

Peter Gammons: Under the radar trade possibilities

June 12, 2014 by Peter Gammons

While the focus between now and August 1 will be on the trade possibilities of David Price, Jeff Samardzija, Justin Masterson, Jorge De La Rosa, et al, here are five under-the-radar names that could be interesting trade possibilities in the next six weeks:

Ben Zobrist. He’s just 33, a switch-hitter who can play a half-dozen positions including both middle infield spots, he’s still got close to a .700 OPS for a battered team with a woeful offense, he is the perfect acquisition for a team like the Tigers, Giants or Dodgers. Gerry Hunsicker talked the Rays into acquiring him from Houston, he’s now with the Dodgers…it makes perfect sense.

Zobrist would give the Dodgers flexibility at both middle infield positions, as well as third base, and the value of players who can produce and play several different positions are invaluable to contenders. Tony Phillips was a classic example. Zobrist could and probably should have been in the top five in the 2009 MVP balloting. The Angels now are grooming Grant Green for such a role, and he could be a role player in the stretch, especially if the Angels continue to be one of the two best teams in the American League. The Red Sox are preparing Mookie Betts for such a role (if they get into the AL East race); while many in the organization feel he is a potential gold glove second baseman, Dustin Pedroia is the soul of the franchise and will be for years.


Bartolo Colon. Contenders like the Orioles, Mariners, Blue Jays and Brewers can’t afford what it would take to get Price, Samardzija or Justin Masterson, but Colon makes sense. The Mets can use the money elsewhere, and because Noah Syndergaard has missed time, his innings limit won’t be a problem and they can get a good two month look preparing him for 2016. “What you worry about with Colon,” says one AL GM, “is when he breaks down.”


Steve Cishek. Bambi is a huge part of the Marlins’ improvement, 15-for-16 in saves, a 2.36 earned run average, throws strikes, reliable person. But if Miami falls back in July, he could be a big chip for one of the many teams—like the Tigers—who have struggled at the end of games. He’s the Marlins third highest-paid player at $3.8M, and arbitration is going to drive that way up. The Marlins have been trying to assemble backend arms, and right now have closer possibilities in Bryan Morris and Anthony DeSclafani—if not Nathan Eovaldi—and could get some young infield offensive help in return.



Jason Hammel. There’s a chance the Cubs will try to re-sign Samardzija and trade Hammel, who could be a major chip for the Jays—who have inquired—and most contenders. He’s only 31, he’s throwing 94, in 83 1/3 innings he’s allowed 64 hits with a 76-18 strikeout-walk ratio, a 2.81 earned run average and $6M price tag. Remember what the Cubs got for Matt Garza last summer.



Chase Headley. For nearly a year, the Padres were waiting it out on Headley, figuring they could either sign him or get a draft choice with a qualifying offer this November. But since finishing 5th in the MVP balloting in 2012, Headley is a .237 hitter—albeit in Petco—and now it’s doubtful he’d get a qualifying offer. So with third base an industry-wide weak position, the Pads could see if a team like the Yankees would take a shot and see if they can resurrect his career. For now, it’s hard for anyone to know exactly what Headley is, especially the Padres.

It is, of course, very early. Have the Red Sox been a major disappointment? Of course. But they’re more likely to add between now and the All-Star Break than sell off; they do have a huge season ticket base and NESN audience. The Phillies are struggling with similar options. “I still think it will be a month before we really see serious talks heating up,” says an AL East GM.


http://www.gammonsdaily.com/pe...-possibilities/

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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:29 AM

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JeffHostetlerFan wrote: .......before the season totally slips into oblivion?     And I'm not necessarily talking a top notch bat.....just somebody that actually has some prior history of hitting at either C, 1B, or SS.   


While things are certainly looking bleak......it's really just a lousy bat or two the Mets could rely on a little bit that could at least get things moving in the right direction.    

That backup catcher on the Giants, Sanchez.....all that guy seems to do is get clutch hits and drive in runs.   Maybe he's not a full-time catcher.....but he's the type of guy I might try and look at if I'm SA and crew.   


A back-up option.......and this would be crazy.....maybe the Phils would entertain trading Ryan Howard to the Mets.   I know that's extreme......but the Phils aren't going anywhere at this point.   I can't see how the Phils could ask for a great deal in exchange for a guy with a lofty contract and an injury history.   I realize that by saying that it doesn't exactly make Howard sound like an interesting trade option.....but......this lineup needs an actual veteran bat.   Phils would certainly look for a pitcher in exchange.   Perhaps this is where trading a Montero is a possibility.....give em Duda in exchange.....and maybe they ask for something else.   If they want more.....than the Phils have to share some of the salary.    


I know that Mr. Castro on the Cubs is not exactly an appealing guy.   How many arb eligible years does he have?    I forget where he is contract-wise.    With Baez on the way......maybe the Mets would be able to trade for him.....depending upon what his contract situation looks like.    


The Mets actually have some trade chips.    Why not try and move forward with the lineup right now?    There are no prospects on their way in the next 2-3 years beyond perhaps whatever Flores could do if the Mets actually played him.   Especially since the team is not going to aggressively seek out other alternatives in the FA market......and the FA market isn't exactly exciting anyway.
This is the problem, there are no premium bats available unless your willing to trade your top prospects. Even then your looking to take on salary which I don't believe this franchise will do. The FA crop next year has nothing to get excited about and again I don't believe they would spend the money to land one of the top FA anyway. Our position prospects are 2 to 3 years away, so what does that tell you for next year. More of the same at least on the offense side.

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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:32 AM

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A Dodgers OFer is certainly a possibility.  Or a DBacks SS.
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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:33 AM

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I'd prefer to steer clear of Matt Kemp. Like almost undoubtedly.

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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:35 AM

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Walnutz15 wrote: I'd prefer to steer clear of Matt Kemp. Like almost undoubtedly.

They would need to take Granderson AND throw in a few bucks for me to even consider it.
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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:38 AM

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.......before the season totally slips into oblivion?     And I'm not necessarily talking a top notch bat.....just somebody that actually has some prior history of hitting at either C, 1B, or SS.   

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TDA, Duda, Tejada and CYoung. Sandy went into the season with these guys. These are essentially his picks. His men. His decisions. His lineup. Do you really want him to make the decision to acquire someone else?

I'm really not too confident of his evaluator status.

Revenue is going to tank...again. I can almost bet the Mets will not make any moves that take on salary at this point.

Very, very frustrating season since May 1.
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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:39 AM

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MookieLJL wrote:
Walnutz15 wrote: I'd prefer to steer clear of Matt Kemp. Like almost undoubtedly.

They would need to take Granderson AND throw in a few bucks for me to even consider it.
Granderson may be better than Kemp at this point.

Dodgers are a team with unlimited money ability. If they offer Kemp while taking on 80% of his remaining salary , I wouldn't be against it. Kemp still has ability he may just need a fresh ballclub. However I'd like to see what he does the rest of the year before they do that.

I'd be far more inclinded to see the Mets go get Tulo, and assume his salary. Tulo would instantly improve SS, he is an all-star/MVP level guy, and I wouldn't be upset with his salary. But Mets will never do that.

I think it's safer to assume Colon and Murphy will be traded, and they load up on further prospects. The savings from those guys, combined with Young's salary gone after next year, give us about 27 million (plus any of the "flexibility" money they keep talking about) to go get some guys. And trust me when I tell you, if after all that in 2015 they still don't make any serious moves... it should be game over for Sandy or it's game over for many Met fans, including myself. rolleyes
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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:42 AM

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EddyBarzoon wrote:


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--- JeffHostetlerFan wrote:

.......before the season totally slips into oblivion?     And I'm not necessarily talking a top notch bat.....just somebody that actually has some prior history of hitting at either C, 1B, or SS.   

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TDA, Duda, Tejada and CYoung. Sandy went into the season with these guys. These are essentially his picks. His men. His decisions. His lineup. Do you really want him to make the decision to acquire someone else?

I'm really not too confident of his evaluator status.

Revenue is going to tank...again. I can almost bet the Mets will not make any moves that take on salary at this point.

Very, very frustrating season since May 1.
This that seem like a man teaming with options or a guy who was stuck with what he had? The owners need provide the flexibility to make more happen. I don't believe for a second Tejada was really who SA wanted to put on the field.
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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:50 AM

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Two of the best position player prospects are closer than you think. Plawecki has been tearing up AA all year. I can't see how he wouldn't be ready for 2015 (or even a 2014 September call up, for that matter). Meanwhile, Nimmo has been A+ pitching. Not much chance he's ready for Opening Day 2015, but he could be a September or post-Super-2 call up. Failing that, 2016 seem like a solid bet. And there's a good chance Conforto is ready before Nimmo. So those are three guys at positions of need who are likely to join the big league team within the next year and a half.

If the idea is that they can't be counted on to contribute in their first big league season, that's fair. But prospects are always going to be what they become, not what we hope or fear they'll be. There's a wider range of outcomes than there is with free agents or established players acquired via trade, but nothing is ever certain, regardless of how a player is acquired.
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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:51 AM

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Jay Bruce is the perfect target for the Mets.  27 years old, making 10 mil a year.  He avgd last 3 seasons right around 32 homers, 100 RBI, .255 batting avg. 

Reds top 3 prospects for 2014 were all outfielders:

Billy Hamilton, OF - in the bigs already, batting .252 in 206 ABs

Phil Ervin, OF  Batting .227 with 14 Doubles and 17 Stolen Bases in low Class A

Jesse Winker, OF  12 Homers, 48 RBI, batting .318 for Class A Bakersfield



They have injuries right now, but with Hamilton replacing Schumacher in center, they have a 4th outfielder.   They may decide to move Bruce if the price was right at the deadline, with the anticipation of Winker and Ervin moving up quickly through the ranks.  Winker could be ready late next season. 

Would Montero, Kirk, and a younger prospect be enough?
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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:51 AM

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met8669 wrote:
MookieLJL wrote:
Walnutz15 wrote: I'd prefer to steer clear of Matt Kemp. Like almost undoubtedly.

They would need to take Granderson AND throw in a few bucks for me to even consider it.
Granderson may be better than Kemp at this point.

Dodgers are a team with unlimited money ability. If they offer Kemp while taking on 80% of his remaining salary , I wouldn't be against it. Kemp still has ability he may just need a fresh ballclub. However I'd like to see what he does the rest of the year before they do that.

I'd be far more inclinded to see the Mets go get Tulo, and assume his salary. Tulo would instantly improve SS, he is an all-star/MVP level guy, and I wouldn't be upset with his salary. But Mets will never do that.

I think it's safer to assume Colon and Murphy will be traded, and they load up on further prospects. The savings from those guys, combined with Young's salary gone after next year, give us about 27 million (plus any of the "flexibility" money they keep talking about) to go get some guys. And trust me when I tell you, if after all that in 2015 they still don't make any serious moves... it should be game over for Sandy or it's game over for many Met fans, including myself. rolleyes

I still think there is zero chance Tulo gets traded.  He's the face of the Rockies and isn't even overpaid.  He's 29 and is owed 6/114 after this season. Choo is 2 years older and plays a non-premium position only decently and just got 6/116.  If Tulo were a FA today the bidding would start at 8/160 and he'd have a shot at Cano money in my opinion.  There would be teams lining up to trade for him if the Rockies were serious about moving him.
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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:53 AM

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--- 13met13 wrote:


EddyBarzoon wrote:


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--- JeffHostetlerFan wrote:

.......before the season totally slips into oblivion?     And I'm not necessarily talking a top notch bat.....just somebody that actually has some prior history of hitting at either C, 1B, or SS.   

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TDA, Duda, Tejada and CYoung. Sandy went into the season with these guys. These are essentially his picks. His men. His decisions. His lineup. Do you really want him to make the decision to acquire someone else?

I'm really not too confident of his evaluator status.

Revenue is going to tank...again. I can almost bet the Mets will not make any moves that take on salary at this point.

Very, very frustrating season since May 1.
This that seem like a man teaming with options or a guy who was stuck with what he had? The owners need provide the flexibility to make more happen. I don't believe for a second Tejada was really who SA wanted to put on the field.

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Well, he dropped 7 million of that "flexibility" into Chris Young. The organization made it clear that SS was a priority. Considering they dropped over 30 million during the offseason, it speaks loudly that his decision to not address SS is one of the reasons we find ourselves in last place on June 13.

I don't know who is available at this point, but it's late to be taking this path.

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Posted: 6/13/2014 10:55 AM

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EddyBarzoon wrote:


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--- 13met13 wrote:


EddyBarzoon wrote:


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--- JeffHostetlerFan wrote:

.......before the season totally slips into oblivion?     And I'm not necessarily talking a top notch bat.....just somebody that actually has some prior history of hitting at either C, 1B, or SS.   

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TDA, Duda, Tejada and CYoung. Sandy went into the season with these guys. These are essentially his picks. His men. His decisions. His lineup. Do you really want him to make the decision to acquire someone else?

I'm really not too confident of his evaluator status.

Revenue is going to tank...again. I can almost bet the Mets will not make any moves that take on salary at this point.

Very, very frustrating season since May 1.
This that seem like a man teaming with options or a guy who was stuck with what he had? The owners need provide the flexibility to make more happen. I don't believe for a second Tejada was really who SA wanted to put on the field.

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Well, he dropped 7 million of that "flexibility" into Chris Young. The organization made it clear that SS was a priority. Considering they dropped over 30 million during the offseason, it speaks loudly that his decision to not address SS is one of the reasons we find ourselves in last place on June 13.
I think the bigger error with SS at this point is that Tejada (outside of his uptick in production) should be on the bench and Flores should be starting everyday. Problem would basically fixed.
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Posted: 6/13/2014 11:08 AM

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Unless someone has a time machine no way the Mets should be looking at Ryan Howard ... same for Matt Kemp. Alex Gordon could be someone, but he would come at a cost - another someone is maybe Ben Zobrist - he would be cheaper, but he wouldn't be as productive as Gordon.

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Posted: 6/13/2014 11:33 AM

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13met13 wrote:
EddyBarzoon wrote:


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EddyBarzoon wrote:


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--- JeffHostetlerFan wrote:

.......before the season totally slips into oblivion?     And I'm not necessarily talking a top notch bat.....just somebody that actually has some prior history of hitting at either C, 1B, or SS.   

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TDA, Duda, Tejada and CYoung. Sandy went into the season with these guys. These are essentially his picks. His men. His decisions. His lineup. Do you really want him to make the decision to acquire someone else?

I'm really not too confident of his evaluator status.

Revenue is going to tank...again. I can almost bet the Mets will not make any moves that take on salary at this point.

Very, very frustrating season since May 1.
This that seem like a man teaming with options or a guy who was stuck with what he had? The owners need provide the flexibility to make more happen. I don't believe for a second Tejada was really who SA wanted to put on the field.

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Well, he dropped 7 million of that "flexibility" into Chris Young. The organization made it clear that SS was a priority. Considering they dropped over 30 million during the offseason, it speaks loudly that his decision to not address SS is one of the reasons we find ourselves in last place on June 13.
I think the bigger error with SS at this point is that Tejada (outside of his uptick in production) should be on the bench and Flores should be starting everyday. Problem would basically fixed.
I don't know that the SS problem would be "fixed" by starting Flores everyday.  But, I agree that he needs to play there everyday to see what happens.

TC and the Mets continue to not see the obvious:  Tejada is a very solid utility IF and should play as such.  Flores has big upside with the bat and hasn't looked awful at SS.  Play him!

Use Tejada for late inning defense and an occasional start (maybe once per week).
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Posted: 6/13/2014 11:43 AM

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ssclark wrote:
13met13 wrote:
EddyBarzoon wrote:


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EddyBarzoon wrote:


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--- JeffHostetlerFan wrote:

.......before the season totally slips into oblivion?     And I'm not necessarily talking a top notch bat.....just somebody that actually has some prior history of hitting at either C, 1B, or SS.   

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TDA, Duda, Tejada and CYoung. Sandy went into the season with these guys. These are essentially his picks. His men. His decisions. His lineup. Do you really want him to make the decision to acquire someone else?

I'm really not too confident of his evaluator status.

Revenue is going to tank...again. I can almost bet the Mets will not make any moves that take on salary at this point.

Very, very frustrating season since May 1.
This that seem like a man teaming with options or a guy who was stuck with what he had? The owners need provide the flexibility to make more happen. I don't believe for a second Tejada was really who SA wanted to put on the field.

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Well, he dropped 7 million of that "flexibility" into Chris Young. The organization made it clear that SS was a priority. Considering they dropped over 30 million during the offseason, it speaks loudly that his decision to not address SS is one of the reasons we find ourselves in last place on June 13.
I think the bigger error with SS at this point is that Tejada (outside of his uptick in production) should be on the bench and Flores should be starting everyday. Problem would basically fixed.
I don't know that the SS problem would be "fixed" by starting Flores everyday.  But, I agree that he needs to play there everyday to see what happens.

TC and the Mets continue to not see the obvious:  Tejada is a very solid utility IF and should play as such.  Flores has big upside with the bat and hasn't looked awful at SS.  Play him!

Use Tejada for late inning defense and an occasional start (maybe once per week).
and I thought that was the basic reason for bringing up Flores. The Mets need some power offense and Flores would bring that. Now I see Tejada not only playing but batting leadoff. Let Flores continue to play at SS and let Tejada come off the bench as needed. You have to wonder what is in the head of the powers that be.
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Posted: 6/13/2014 11:54 AM

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Mets trade bait:

Colon.  Definitely should be dangled.  He's not far from having given the Mets a solid 1/2 season to transition to a younger pitcher.  As has been noted, with Syndergaard banged up a bit, that's kept his innings down, so he could pitch for the Mets deep into the 2nd half of the season.  Once Gee comes back, they should look to deal Colon.  He really needs to go back to the AL before he pulls a muscle swinging a bat.  His age to weight ratio is scary, too.  However, a contender who manages his pitches/inning better than Terry Collins does would like to have him.

Murphy.  Having a very good year, so his value may be high.  On the other hand, he's one of the very few bright spots on a lousy hitting team.  Unless the deal is very good, keep him and maybe try to sign him to a 2 year deal and hope that Herrera develops and makes it here during that time.  Herrera doing very well in high-A so far.  Could get a midseason callup to AA with Nimmo.

CY.  Sadly, not worth much of anything.  Too bad, b/c he can play CF (not nearly as well as Lagares) and could've at least netted a B level prospect if he'd hit.  Should be discarded sometime in July.

Duda.  Maybe an AL team would take a flyer?  He's not seizing the opportunity he's been given.  If he doesn't start to really hit before the all-star break, I'd let someone else start at 1b for a long look, like maybe Flores (if TC still won't let him start regularly at SS), Campbell, or take a flyer on Dykstra from AAA.

What can you get for these guys?  Would a team be interested in a Colon and Murphy package?  Could the Mets get a very good bat for those 2?  An OF or 1b? 

Or SS?  I'd really like the Mets to give Flores a long look as SS before dealing for one (and I think there are a few good SS who will be offseason free agents, so maybe be patient at that position until then).

OF and 1b are two areas where I hope the Mets look to trade for a good hitter.
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Posted: 6/13/2014 12:00 PM

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This season is shot.  It was over the minute Matt Harvey went down and the Wilpons refused to spend beyond the bare minimum.  I spend a lot of time in Tampa and have watched Ben Zobrist for years, however, he is NOT the type of player we need to trade for at this point.  Zobrist has been in decline for a few years now and will not be viable once the Mets are ready to compete. 

Unfortunately, we are probably going to be selling off the few marketable assets we have and are stuck hoping the "brain trust" can find a legit C, 1B, SS, at least one more OF before next year AND finally fix the bullpen.  That is a tall order, especially when we get outspent by teams like the Twins and Royals. 

If this clown crew can do anything this year, it should be to move older assets for prospects and then use those chips, along with some combination of non-core players/prospects we already have in the system, to land a legit SS.  Get me one young, legit SS this year and I will consider it a win in this disaster of a season.

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ssclark wrote: Mets trade bait:

Colon.  Definitely should be dangled.  He's not far from having given the Mets a solid 1/2 season to transition to a younger pitcher.  As has been noted, with Syndergaard banged up a bit, that's kept his innings down, so he could pitch for the Mets deep into the 2nd half of the season.  Once Gee comes back, they should look to deal Colon.  He really needs to go back to the AL before he pulls a muscle swinging a bat.  His age to weight ratio is scary, too.  However, a contender who manages his pitches/inning better than Terry Collins does would like to have him.

Murphy.  Having a very good year, so his value may be high.  On the other hand, he's one of the very few bright spots on a lousy hitting team.  Unless the deal is very good, keep him and maybe try to sign him to a 2 year deal and hope that Herrera develops and makes it here during that time.  Herrera doing very well in high-A so far.  Could get a midseason callup to AA with Nimmo.

CY.  Sadly, not worth much of anything.  Too bad, b/c he can play CF (not nearly as well as Lagares) and could've at least netted a B level prospect if he'd hit.  Should be discarded sometime in July.

Duda.  Maybe an AL team would take a flyer?  He's not seizing the opportunity he's been given.  If he doesn't start to really hit before the all-star break, I'd let someone else start at 1b for a long look, like maybe Flores (if TC still won't let him start regularly at SS), Campbell, or take a flyer on Dykstra from AAA.

What can you get for these guys?  Would a team be interested in a Colon and Murphy package?  Could the Mets get a very good bat for those 2?  An OF or 1b? 

Or SS?  I'd really like the Mets to give Flores a long look as SS before dealing for one (and I think there are a few good SS who will be offseason free agents, so maybe be patient at that position until then).

OF and 1b are two areas where I hope the Mets look to trade for a good hitter.
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