Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Mets Rumors: Mets continue to monitor the shortstop trade market


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Mets Rumors:


According to a report by John Harper of the Daily News, The Mets continue to monitor the market of shortstops for a possible trade.

In Harper's report he indicates that a club source on Tuesday said the Mets continue to scout the Mariners’ Nick Franklin, trying to decide whether he can play shortstop well enough to justify the pop in his bat — not to mention giving up one of their young starting pitchers for him.

He also says, a source affiliated with another ballclub, who has past ties to GM Sandy Alderson, said the Mets are continuing to monitor the Diamondbacks’ shortstop competition, and “could jump in" to try to make a trade for either Didi Gregorius or Chris Owings before spring training ends.

In case you're wondering , Nick Franklin is batting .300 with 3 2B's, 1 HR, and 4 RBI's this spring. Franklin is a switch hitter..

Didi Gregorius is batting .182 with 2 2B's and 3 RBI's this spring, he is a left handed batter.

Chris Owings, a right handed bat is batting .233 with 2 2B's and no RBI's this spring. Owings only stole 2 bases in 2013 for the D'Backs, but stole 20 bases in the minors in 2013. Owings upside is that .330 with 12 HR's and 81 RBI's in the minors before getting called up.

But there is still time left to decide....

Looks like Franklin's offense could help the Mets as long as he can play shortstop defensively up to par.
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