Last edited by metswon69; 11-30-2012 at 09:50 PM.
do we feel Duda would be better outfielder/player than Vlad Guerrero. He is old but platooning depending on Pitcher? Also how about Podsednick?
A trade for Willingham would be ideal. He'd be a perfect fit on this team but that would obviously be asking for too much. Willingham and Upton are the only two players on the trade market that would be worth acquiring.
As for the free agent market, Cody Ross and Ryan Ludwick are the only two viable options. Both are nice steady moderately powerful bats from the right side.
Unless we could somehow net young major league ready talent for Dickey. I could dream of a Dickey + Flores for Myers. However, that's asking for too much.
Hell, anything would be better than the atrocity we currently have.
No matter what we do this year, we are a 70-80 win team.
We need three accomplished major league outfielders and a solid catcher and more quality pitching depth. Simple formula.
Folks, you can spin it any which way you want to. This team is made up of too many lousy players. I can see this team, at the earliest, competing possibly in 2015.
We're a beat team with way too many holes to fill.
At least we're not the Chicago Cubs.
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Duda was a negative asset(-1.1 WAR) and was consistently poor on the bases and on defense. Baxter could easily put up a 2-3 WAR imo, he was a sneaky good player last year.
Ludwick is a legit power threat(.373 wOBA, .256 ISO, 133 wRC+) that will help us immensely. He's probably a below average fielder out there at this point, but he won't kill you out there.
I don't think we've seen the best of Kirk Nieuwenhuis. Teams will do worse than him in CF, and I think he will make some adjustments to the league 2nd time around. He's going to be 25 for the majority of next season, so he has time to do it. Torres could be brought back cheap too if we want to platoon them.
Better defense will make our pitching even better, as run prevention is important too.
They are basically two outfielders: one with power and one with speed away from competing. That's a little, but also a lot depending on how you look at it. We need a leadoff hitter to drop Tejada to 8.
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Niese, Gee, and Mazzoni wouldn't be enough to get Myers ALONE!!! Then you add in Gordon, a proven consistant .290-.300 hitter with power and speed.
Stop embarrassing mets fans with these ridiculous proposals. Really, that wouldn't be close for Myers and Gordon.
If you wanna talk a realistic trade......... Wheeler for Myers I would do and thats fair for both sides.