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    Five Trades For David Wright

    After the New York Mets picked up David Wright's $16 million club option for 2013 earlier this week, the club is officially on the clock. The Mets have exactly one year of control left to lock down the face of their franchise. In essence, Wright is to the team what Derek Jeter is to the New York Yankees or Chipper Jones was to the Atlanta Braves.

    However, Wright’s long-term future in New York is hardly guaranteed.

    First, discussions between Wright’s agents -- Sam and Seth Levinson -- and the Mets have been slow and grinding. Most negotiations with this team usually plod along, but the Mets also have shown the same cavalier attitude they demonstrated in the failed Jose Reyes negotiations in 2011. Not a good sign.

    Second, for those who think the Mets won’t let the face of the franchise walk away, remember that current Mets general manager Sandy Alderson is the one who said goodbye to future Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman while in San Diego. Alderson also allowed then-Padres manager Bruce Bochy to depart for the NL West rival San Francisco Giants, where he would go on to win two World Series titles. In 1992, Alderson also traded Jose Canseco to the Texas Rangers in a blockbuster that was headlined by Ruben Sierra. Arguably the best trade of Alderson’s career might end up being the swap of All-Star outfielder Carlos Beltran to the Giants at the July 2011 trade deadline for top pitching prospect Zack Wheeler, who should join the Mets’ starting rotation in 2013.

    Needless to say, Alderson isn't afraid to trade star players.

    That said, I still think the Mets and Wright will have a news conference sometime between now and the winter meetings next month in Nashville, Tenn., to announce a seven-year extension in the range of $18 million per season. If the Mets aren’t willing to commit, they don’t need to worry because most other teams will be. To trade Wright, the assignee club would have to ask for a window to sign him first because no team will fork over top prospects to the Mets without the assurance that Wright will sign a long-term deal.

    Just in case the negotiations fall apart with the Mets, here are five trade partners that would make sense for Alderson.

    1. Boston Red Sox

    The Red Sox have money off the books after trading Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez to the Los Angeles Dodgers in August. Wright’s swing would be ideal for Fenway Park, and he would instantly change the culture with his leadership ability. He would give the Red Sox a new, fresh franchise face to go with Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz. The discussion by Alderson would have to start with young third-base prospect Will Middlebrooks and one of Boston's top starting pitching prospects, such as Allen Webster, who recently was acquired from the Dodgers, or Matt Barnes, the Red Sox’s first-round selection in 2011 out of the University of Connecticut.


    2. Los Angeles Angels

    This conversation would have to commence with top first-base prospect C.J. Cron, a middle-of-the-lineup bat who was the Angels’ first-round selection in the 2011 draft out of the University of Utah. Cron possesses incredible power and has a chance to be an impact bat with the ability to drive in 100 runs. The second player in the deal would have to be fleet-footed outfielder Peter Bourjos, who became expendable with the emergence of Mike Trout. Bourjos has Gold Glove defensive ability with special range. However, how much he’s going to hit is still debatable. Of course, with a deal like this, the Mets would then have to try to trade incumbent first baseman Ike Davis for another need.


    3. Arizona Diamondbacks

    The Diamondbacks have tremendous depth in young starting pitchers. The roll call is impressive: Tyler Skaggs, Trevor Cahill, Patrick Corbin, Daniel Hudson, Wade Miley and Ian Kennedy. Therefore, they might be willing to make former No. 1 pick Trevor Bauer available for Wright, especially given that some of the Arizona field staff is frustrated with Bauer’s stubbornness and work plan.

    Bauer has struggled with his command and control in the zone, and it might take time before he reaches his full, unlimited potential. To acquire an arm of this caliber and team it with Matt Harvey and Wheeler would establish an impressive young rotation capable of competing with the Washington Nationals’ elite young starters. The Mets should ask for a second player, as well, possibly center fielder Adam Eaton, a player who’s not blessed with special tools but can hit and really play the game with blue-collar grittiness.


    4. Kansas City Royals

    The Royals could use a veteran leader in the clubhouse to develop all of their great young players such as Eric Hosmer, Salvador Perez and Alex Gordon. Wright would bring them that leadership. Alderson could start the conversation asking for young third baseman Mike Moustakas, who could give the Mets a minimum of 20 home runs and 80 RBIs at third base for minimal cost.

    However, a second player in the deal would be the key. Although Kansas City can’t afford to trade any of its top young pitching prospects or top position prospect Wil Myers (unless it was getting front-line pitching back), the Royals might be willing to include Cheslor Cuthbert or 2010 first-rounder Christian Colon to make a deal like this. However, given that the Royals’ only real need is starting pitching, it is doubtful they would want to spend this type of money -- or trade this kind of talent -- on anything but starting pitching.


    5. Texas Rangers

    I know this does not look like a fit because the Rangers already have the best overall third baseman in baseball in Adrian Beltre. However, if Josh Hamilton and Mike Napoli leave in free agency, Texas will have to add another impact bat for the middle of its lineup. The Rangers have never been afraid to ask players to change positions -- just ask Michael Young -- so it’s probably worth making the phone call to see whether they would consider a Mike Olt, Derek Holland and Craig Gentry type of deal for Wright. Olt would solve third base; Holland would improve the rotation; and Gentry would give them a tremendous defensive center fielder with blazing speed and a bat that is still developing.

    To be sure, the possibility of any of these five trade ideas actually coming to fruition is slim. Indeed, 98 percent of all deals that are discussed are never made, but the Mets must do their due diligence and Alderson must do himself that favor and explore all possibilities to maximize Wright’s value and price tag. If Wright’s value is highest by returning to the Mets -- and I think he'll re-sign when all is said and done -- you can count on that price tag to be in the neighborhood of seven years and $126 million.

    And for Mets fans, who can’t stand the thought of the face of their favorite franchise in another uniform, that’s a bargain.
    The Mets will most likely retain Wright obviously through all of this.

    I wish someone would post an article on what the possible haul is for Dickey.

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    Talks between the Mets and Wright have intensified according to reports.

    I dont see him going anywhere.

    On the other hand, I would trade RA Dickey for the right package no doubt about it.

    Let the Angels trade Dan Haren -- see what they get for him -- and then set the Market for RA Dickey.

    We need to keep Wright, but Dickey is expendable for a solid group of prospects / young players.

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    The Red Sox is deal is by far my favorite, I would be pissed if we settled for any of the others. Middlebrooks and Barnes is a great haul, but I'd like another piece, say a bullpen or low level guy or something.

    If Texas is calling, I want Profar no questions asked. If the Royals are calling, I want Wil Myers. The Angels have nothing to offer for me. If the D-Backs are calling, I want a block-buster Justin Upton and Archie Bradley deal.

    I don't want to deal Wright though.
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    I like the Texas deal too because of Olt's power, Holland's potential, and Gentry's CF prowess.

    It still might be a little light though.

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    We don't really need a 3B back in a trade though, we got Flores.

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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungStuna28 View Post
    We don't really need a 3B back in a trade though, we got Flores.
    True and Aderlin Rodriguez down the line possibly.

    I know they haven't moved him in the Winter leagues to 2nd yet.

    Do they have any intentions on doing that?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YoungStuna28 View Post
    We don't really need a 3B back in a trade though, we got Flores.
    We also have Daniel Murphy. Third base is his natural position and it opens up second for Valdespin.

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    Well if there is no intention to move Flores its gonna be time to deal him sooner than later.

    Maybe get another minor league year out of him to really increase his value.

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    Those options are more interesting than the ones proposed by Simon the other day. Still nothing but idle speculation from reporters though.

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    I'm glad we're getting around to trading him.

    Trade him to the Angels. I want C.J. Cron!!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bootleg42 View Post
    I'm glad we're getting around to trading him.

    Trade him to the Angels. I want C.J. Cron!!!!!
    Ew I want no part him or that package. I'm sooooo impressed by a 1st baseman hitting .293/.327/.516 in the CAL league.(the league hit .273/.342/.427)

    So not only do we have to deal Davis to make room for him, we don't even have our stud 3rd baseman anymore.

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    THE 2013 ASG IS IN CITI FIELD! YEAH LETS TRADE DAVID WRIGHT SO HE CAN RETURN AS A MEMBER OF ANOTHER TEAM!

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    What about the dodgers

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    Yes it needed size 7 font because anything else would not get it through your thick heads that Wright is too valuable to trade away.
    Lets extend him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vintage View Post
    Lets extend him.
    You reduce the quality of the forum by doing that. Cmon man.

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