Sunday, November 24, 2013
Commentary: My proposed Blockbuster Trade with Orioles (Updated)
The Mets who are looking at free agents who are apparently out of their price range might have to go the trade route in order to get the parts they need to compete in 2014.
The Orioles have been rumored to be listening to offers for SS J.J. Hardy (free agent 2015), C Matt Wieters, and OF Nick Markakis, who will be free agent in 2015.
The Orioles have been rumored to have interest in 1B/OF Lucas Duda and 1B Ike Davis, so it seem possible the Mets could start with one of these two in negotiations.
The Orioles are also looking to bolster their thin farm system, so guys like Montero and Flores would look enticing to them. According to Jim Bowden of ESPN, a trade for Wieters would have to include one of the following:
1. Top-of-the-rotation starter
2. Corner outfielder with power
3. Impact second baseman
4. Prospect package to help rebuild a thin farm system
If I was the Mets, I would offer a package of C Travis d'Arnaud, 2B/IF Daniel Murphy, P Rafael Montero, 1B Duda/Davis, IF Wilmer Flores and/or SS Ruben Tejada for C Matt Wieters, SS J.J. Hardy, and OF Nick Markakis. In a perfect world it could work, in reality is another thing in Metsville.....
This would solve a lot of holes for the Mets as they would get power from three positions they desperately need.. I would not like to see Daniel Murphy go, but it makes sense to add him to the deal as he has some value.
The Orioles would get prospects and save them money to invest in other free agents. They apparently had interest in SS Jhonny Peralta (signing with cards) which would make sense for them to sign him to replace Hardy. So I would throw in Ruben Tejada just cause... They get d'Arnaud to replace Wieters, Duda or Davis to play first while Chris Davis will DH. Daniel Murphy would play second base. Montero would enter the rotation for the O's and Flores would add insurance to their infield.
The only problem is the Mets seem scared to add salary and all three of those players would add significant millions to the payroll.
It's time for the Mets to shake things up and let the fan base know they mean business.... I am tired of all the Mets bottom feeding from the free agent market... OF Chris Young is a prime example of this..
Mets Fans relax, it's fiction not reality!! Post Comments!!!!
Let's Go Mets! - Sandy show some Balls!!!