Hey, Met Guys…

I know some of you read me every day. Trust me, I take it as a supreme compliment.
 

I want to go over this opportunity to redefine this team one more time before the season starts.

 
Let’s put all the fandom aside… we know this team isn’t going to compete for anything other than a high 2012 draft pick.

Sure, there’s plenty of talent, but simply not enough.

 

There’s another problem. Much of the top talent is being paid more than that Egypt guy has stashed away in Switzerland.

 
You have one chance here to reshape this team into a future winner, and, you can do it while the ink on your contracts is still wet. No one is going to complain about anything you do this year. Next year? Well, that’s a different story, but let’s get back to the job at hand.
 

Let’s go through the steps:

 

1. Trade Jose Reyes – a minimum of two prospects
2. Trade Carlos Beltran – a minimum of two prospects
3. Trade K-Rod – a minimum of two prospects
4. Four draft picks in the first 101 picks

 
You have an opportunity to lower the overall payroll to a level in which you can afford to go after any player eligible for free agency.

 

And, that player, and his agent, will clearly see the opportunity they have to let the Mets build a team around him… ( not that I’m talking about Albert…)

 
Your 2012 team begins with David Wright, Johan Santana, Angel Pagan, Ike Davis, Josh Thole, Jason Bay, Mike Pelfrey, Chris Young, Jon Niese, Bobby Parnell, Daniel Murphy, R.A. Dickey…

 
You add Reese Havens, Jenrry Mejia, Ruben Tejada, Fernando Martinez, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Lucas Duda.

 
You can orchestrate the above mentioned trades to include at least three prospects that will play Queens in 2012. Like a catcher, an outfielder, and a top relief pitcher. Save the other three for starters currently in the AA/A+ level.

 
You now have 21 players on your 2012 25-man, and boo-koo moolah to sign… well, you know where I’m going…

 
And…

 

2013 brings Matt Harvey, the other three prospects you traded for this year, Brant Rustich, Brad Holt, Jeurys Familia, Robert Carson, and Wilmer Flores.

 
Oh yeah… if that FA you sign happens to be a first baseman, you can trade Ike for two more top prospects.

 

Come on.

 

Ya gotta love this plan.

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4 Responses to Hey, Met Guys…

  1. Bud says:

    Why are you so obsessed with the Mets signing Albert Pujols? It’s really not that realistic of a thought…

    • Mack Ade says:

      I’m sorry if it seems an obsession. It wasn’t meant that way.

      The plan I outlined here only has Pujois as an afterthought. The plan is still a good one (IMO)… by trading Reyes,Beltran, and K-Rod, you can obtain the nucleas of a new, young, exciting team, while, at the same time, pool funds to go after the top FAs avaialbel in the off-season.

      And why not go after the top ballplayer in baseball?

  2. I think you have it all correct minus the Ike Davis part. I really feel like the Mets should hold on to him and see where it goes. I’m not going to say he’s God’s gift now, but in the future, I think he’s going to become a major contributor to the Mets and give us another great first baseman to brag about. Call it a hunch, it just feels that way.

    • Mack Ade says:

      Welcome Freddy… you do good work.

      I have nothing against keeping Davis. I too think he will develop into a Mets first baseman just below the Delgado level. I would only trade him if Albert was signed, which is a long, long shot.

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