I'm not flipping Syndergaard or d"Arnaud, and I'm not trading Harvey or Wheeler. But it is hard to imagine that a package of
would not get any team's attention. Miami is not in a win now mode. In fact, they are not in a win anytime soon mode. So why wouldn't they consider trading a great ballplayer now (when they're not going anywhere) for a chance to have one or two outstanding players and a couple more quality regulars down the road, to help them get back into the picture?
That package may get their attention, but then you'll have another team come along and blow that package away. The market will push the price up to top prospects.
Figures that year, the Mets had 2 draft picks before the Giancarlo Stanton pick and those 2 picks i think arent even in our system any longer. The pick went to the Marlins right before our 3rd pick in that draft.
Half of our problems is the scouting department, thats why they get paid the big bucks and fail miserably at their job. Thats why it was a bigggggg surprise they went after Nimmo, usually they always want kids ready to fly through the ranks, never have patience, i see that paid off over the years
Guys, if we want Stanton, we'd probably have to give up Wheeler, as Stanton made $480,000 in 2012 and is due for only a small raise as he isn't yet eligible for arbitration. In other words, he going to be a cheap legit #4 power hitter for the Marlins. It would be pretty hard for them to let him go, and we'd have to blow the Marlins away.
BUT I have an idea. If we get d'Arnaud in the Dickey trade, why not just trade d'Arnaud and another non-Wheeler prospect to the Marlins for Stanton???? Or at least offer that.
But you all have to understand. The Marlins would have to get blown away, as they seem to be doing their typical rebuilding for a run 4-5 years from now. These packages of Familia/Mejia/Flores will not do the trick.
Guys this is way to early speculation on players we haven't even gotten yet. Wait til TUE before you start trading Snydergaard...and why all the hype about an A ball pitcher---we have three guys now who have stuff like his higher up in the organization...is this guy some guaranteed star? I want Gose...not another pitcher two to three years away.
Not going to go crazy . I know it takes quality prospects to get Stanton but I'd give Flores , Nimmo, and others but not Wheeler or Harvey. It's easier to get a bat like Pujols or Josh Hamilton in free agency than it is to get an Ace. Cliff Lee and Cc come to mind but usually after their prime. Having all that hitting like the Yankees and the Rangers aren't guaranteed a World Series without good pitching. I'd loveeeee Stanton but not at the expense of over paying with pitching. I'd rather overpay with bats.
Then you are not getting Stanton.
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Guess I wasn't too far off about flipping Noah and other prospects to get an outfielder. I aimed high for Stanton even before trade was official. Stanton is a stretch but hey you never know. I was ridiculed though for flipping Noah before we even got him.