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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Mets Rumors: Mets Need To Complete The Offense

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Harrison Top Option?

Mets Rumors: Mets Need To Complete The Offense

The New York Mets need to complete the off-season and fill their last offensive spot on the roster. The Mets, after completing the deal that brought back Jay Bruce, now need an infielder that can play either 3B or 2B.

The chase of this infielder has many of options, but the Mets need an infielder that can impact the lineup at the top with some speed. Only some players fit this mold that is left on the free agent board. Eduardo Nunez and Jose Reyes fit this mold, both can play various positions with Nunez probably demanding more.

On the trade market, it has the Pirates Josh Harrison, who will be available because of the latest trades of Gerrit Cole and now Andrew McCutchen and the Pirates have signaled a rebuilding mode. The latest rumors have Harrison upset of this and will eventually (if not already) demand a trade. The Mets rebuffed at trading Brandon Nimmo for McCutchen because the Pirates were not taking any portion of his salary and the Mets feel Nimmo has some value to them with Michael Conforto not available until reported May 1st. But now the Pirates might dangle Harrison and the Mets can't afford to make the same mistake twice. The Mets have to make this deal. The Mets have reported that they might not have to give up Nimmo, but other prospects to get a deal done.

Sandy Alderson hinted that they prefer to go the free agent route due to the lack of depth (prospects) in the farm system. But my hunch is that he will not reveal his cards and eventually deal for Harrison. I'm sure his fallback options of Nunez and Reyes will be there in case of some team dropping in and making a deal for Harrison.

Harrison could leadoff play either 2B, 3B, and occasional outfield. He has two extra years (control) on his contract and he will only make $10 Million this year. What a perfect marriage!

Get it done Sandy, complete the offense!

2018 Projected Lineup

  1. Harrison 2B
  2. Cabrera 3B
  3. Gonzalez 1B
  4. Cespedes LF
  5. Bruce RF
  6. d'Arnaud C
  7. Lagares CF
  8. Rosario SS


  1. Nimmo OF
  2. Plawecki C
  3. Smith 1B
  4. Flores INF

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