Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Commentary: Mets need a big move, not a bunch of smaller ones
Now that the Hot Stove League has officially begun, we will see many rumors that make sense and rumors that are plain absurd.
The Mets will go into this off-season with many holes to fill. The Mets are reported to try and fill their 2014 roster with free agent moves and trades.
There has been many speculations that the Mets will try and trade one of their first basemen. Either Lucas Duda or Ike Davis become marketable chips. Second basemen Daniel Murphy will be dangled for the right price. Many in the past have had eyes on Closer Bobby Parnell, but does he have more value to the Mets than trading him?
The Free agent market looks bleak with the exceptions of a Robinson Cano, Jacoby Ellsbury, and a handful of talents to the pool. Shin-Soo Choo does not make me say WOW. Didn't the Mets make that mistake already with Shinjo and Matsui.
The Mets must make a big splash this off-season and try to make the Mets faithful start Believing again..
The Rafael Furcals of the world do not get me excited and want me to buy tickets next season. But a guy like Outfielder Jose Bautista would start to get the blood pumping through my veins. This would be a big move for the Mets. Then I can see the Mets making smaller moves to add to the roster.
Of Course the Mets would have to get creative in order to get this done. This does not mean I want the Mets to trade every young talented player they have in their Minor League System to get it done. I want to see the Noah Syndergaards and Rafael Monteros come up and contribute in the Majors. But a guy like Wilmer Flores, who does not have a position could be the odd man out.
The Mets have made many mistakes in the past like letting Jose Reyes get away to greener pastures and I would not mind him coming back for a second term. The price the Mets would have to pay to get him back is another story. Maybe the Mets can offer less and take back his salary so the Blue Jays can go after other players. It's been done before in other trades...
All in all, is going to be a interesting off-season to see how the Mets try to get back to the glory years when they actually made the play-offs and made Mets fans proud.
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Let's Go Mets!