I never thought I would say this but it’s time to go fully with youth. This Mets team is not good enough to make the playoffs. To be honest they really aren’t good at all. Remember this team was not built to win but built to be cheaper then last years club. All in part to the Wilpons financial problems.
While this team has been exciting showing us how good they can be but for every good game there is a bad. For every good move collins makes a bad one is sure to follow. To inconsistent offensively and now the pitching is joining them. Could we really expect a pitcher in Johan Santana who hasn’t pitched in two years to stay consistent.
Could you really expect Dickey to pitch as masterful as he did in the first half. Or David Wright to keep up that monster season he was having with no real protection in the order. And there is nothing in the farm that is close to cracking the big league lineup. So what’s the plan for this organization if there is a plan.
Right now all it is, is buy cheap and hope they overachieve. Not much of a plan especially when your drafting high school kids in the first round. All your doing is hurting a very good ballplayer who has been nothing but loyal to this team. David Wright is nothing but class and deserves to be treated like it. David Wright deserves a win now team not all you need is a dollar and a dream.
So here is my plan, there are maybe 6 players on this club with any value. My trade offers would be
1) R.A Dickey, Daniel Murphy and Scott Hairston to S.F for Gary Brown and Tommy Joseph.Add a center fielder great speed, developing power high average hitter. Joseph a catcher with power and improving defense.
2) David Wright and Bobby Parnell to Texas Rangers for Jurickson Profar ss , Mike Ott 3B and Leonys Martin OF. All Three offer power, average and are above average fielders. May have to add another piece maybe a Tejada or Duda.
3) Nuienhuis , Familia and Santana with 8 million to TB for Sheilds, Upton and a prospect. I know Tampa doesn’t take on salary but with the loss of Uptons and Shields contracts plus the 8 million they’ll have a year of Santana’s contract to pay.
After all This is said and done you go out on the field with. 1B Ike Davis, 2B Justin Turner, SS Jurickson Profar, 3B Mike Ott, C Tommy Joseph, Cf B.J Upton, LF Gary Brown and Rf LeyoniS Martin. Any scouting director will tell you that you got a real good team brewing there.
Most of all it leaves you a lot of money to add David Wright back. As well as a Combo of Hamels and Zach Greinke. Or Hamels and Marcum or Greinke and Marcum. Take your pick you can throw Brandon McCarthy in the mix as well, don’t forget relievers like John Danks, J.P Howell, Jon Axford and Brandon League. All possabilities for a horrible bullpen that clearly needs an upgrade.
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Written by James Beck