Still though, I'd be nervous to trade away two of our top 3 young SP who all have the potential to be top of the line starters, plus TDA. Stanton would be awesome here, but if we once again have no catcher at all and a bad starting rotation, where is that gonna get us? Might be better off continuing to build the rotation with youngsters like we are and spend the money on OF free agents. There are quite a few good ones after this upcoming season.
But yea Upton and Stanton would cost too much. I like the direction we're going and would like to continue it.
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Just be happy with our pitching prospects, damn. We can find our bats in free agency and develop what we have in the farm!
According to Jonathan Mayo, Nimmo's ETA is 2014. I wouldn't expect him to make a significant impact that early, but if he is going to contribute, it will be well before Wright is riding off into the sunset. I think Flores can make an impact at 2B in the very near future, but I wouldn't be upset if his true value is ultimately as a trade chip. Noah, on the other hand, can be a solid #2 in our rotation, and is a keeper. And Mejia still has the possibility of contributing to the rotation, but he would be our #5 at best, in 2015. I see Harvey, Niese, Wheeler, Syndergaard, Mejia as a dominant quintet.
My plan for the outfield would be to trade for (1) Emilio Bonifacio, or (2) Alejandro De Aza, or (3) Coco Crisp. All realistically attainable for a package of non-elite prospects like 2 or 3 from the following list: Familia, Puello, Lagares, Den Dekker, Aderlin, or Tovar. Then I'd sign Cody Ross or Scott Hairston, with Ross the slight favorite. Now I have 5 outfielders, each of whom can play all 3 outfield positions and play them well. I'd platoon Nieuwenhuis with Cowgill, probably in CF, with Baxter on the bench.
My Ideal Lineup:
Bonifacio - LF (SW)
Murphy - 2B (L)
Wright - 3B (R)
Davis - 1B (L)
Ross - RF (R)
d'Arnaud - C (R)
Nieuwenhuis/Cowgill - CF (L/R)
Tejada - SS (R)
Realistically, though, you have to figure that Buck is probably the starting catcher until mid-May or June, when Travis is brought up. Also, if Murphy gets off to a solid start, and Valdespin and/or Flores demonstrates that they are ready for center stage, I'd trade Murph at the deadline and bring one or both up to replace him at 2B.
If the Mets were ever going to go hard after any players they not not look any further than the state of Florida with Stanton and Price. If you're going to give up top prospects then trade them for established sure things like those two guys. I want Stanton and I am willing to bet that he's not happy with the situation down there in South Beach. If he forces their hand to get traded then the Mets can part with a few of their players for him. It could very well be the reason Sandy is stacking up on prospects. They need a young established superstar and Stanton fits the bill perfect.
Dunbummin, that is a good plan. First one that came up with a very sensible solution.
As far as Mets100% and others. I keep hearing how much we got for a 38 ear old knuckblerballer and how much a young 23 year old Stanton or even Meyers can command.
They way we should be looking at this trade is how it went down. We traded a CY YOUNG pitcher for players who havent proven a thing. Toronto got a proven , high caliber commodity and in return we are banking on potential with high ceilings(Meyers), this is the risk the Mets are taking for our particular situation that works for us.
So let's stop bashing R.A. as if he is just a regular 38 year old guy. Lets not put Meyers accomplishments in the minors at the same level as what R.A.accomplished in the majors.