It is time to stop shopping bargain basement for Sandy Alderson. It’s time for the Mets to make a move for a real big time player. No more 2013-2014, start building now show David Wright there’s a reason to stay. And get this straight I’m not talk about no relief pitcher. I’m talking about a big time bat or even a center fielder. A real lead off man that moves Tejada into the 2 hole which suits him much better.
If Sandy stands pat or trades for more garbage that will show you where the Mets are headed for years to come. You can not hope that every prospect you bring up in 2013-2014 will work. That’s not possible and the Mets would be completely insane to believe that. To ask 50% of them to work is crazy, just look at the Pirates and Royals. Each team compounded many #1 picks. And neither have made the playoffs over the last 10 years. http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2012/07/mets-rumors-broxton-bullpen-deadline-plan.html
They do have some nice players due to those picks. More have failed than have succeeded. Tell me the Mets don’t have the Giants where they want them. With both Huff and Belt going down they need someone who could play first. Lucas Duda he also gives them a power bat which they need. And when either Belt or Huff come back Duda could be moved to the outfield. Add Dickey to the deal as well as a Nuienhuis or a Murphy. Bring in 2 critical parts to a ball club in a center fielder/ leadoff man with pop and speed in Gary Brown. And an average hitting catcher with pop in Thomas Joseph. http://www.blazingfastball.com/san-francisco-giants-top-10-prospects-of-2012/
A reliever could also be added in the deal. It makes the Giants better in 3 area’s as well as the Mets. That still leaves the Mets with Scott Hairston. Which I’m positive you could trade for a reliever. So you get younger and help your bullpen. And the young players are talented not just to get younger. Losing Dickey would hurt and there is no doubt about it, but if you can improve your team in 3 different area’s you can’t pass that up. Let this be the last year you tell your fans. Wait till 2013-2014, your improving every area that your looking to improve.
It also cleans out some salary so you can add the pieces you need next year. Maybe a pitcher such as B. McCarthy from Oakland who will be a free agent or a D. Haren from the Angels. The prospects the Mets would be bringing in would have this team contending in 2013-2014. Next year you’ll have a healthy Santana coming back from pitching a full year after not pitching for two years. Neise another year under his belt, Harvey will be truly ready, Gee and the possibility of bringing in a Marcum or a Grienke with the other two McCarthy or Haren as possibilities. http://espn.go.com/mlb/player/_/id/6191/brandon-mccarthy
And also be able to add some more bullpen help. Do nothing Sandy and lose your team and the fans. Any fool can see this team is not good enough and 1 piece isn’t getting it done. If your looking towards 2013-2014 it’s time to add prospects and build for 2013-2014. Joseph and Brown are these stepping stones to add to Harvey, Nimmo, Wheeler and Familia. Then add Wright and Davis to the mix with Valdespin at 2B and your looking good. You would need one more power bat in the outfield but that can be found in FA. Especially after losing Bay’s and Santana’s contracts.
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Written by James Beck