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Phillies Get: David Wright
Mets Get: Domonic Brown, Wilson Valdez and Justin DeFratus
I am a little skeptical on this deal, but the Phillies are seeking an improvement over the aging Placido Polanco and the best man for the job would be David Wright. I see the Phillies in a win-now mode and giving up Domonic Brown may taint the future a bit, but I do not foresee him lighting the world on fire next season or even the one after that.
Wright is in the last year of his contract, but would probably be willing to sign an extension if dealt. He has had some health issues over the last couple of years, but at age 30, can still play and be a valuable part of a team aiming for the World Series.
If the Mets were to trade Wright, it would have to be for the top prospect on the team. Brown has major potential, but has looked lost in his scarce time in the big leagues. It could be a factor of him not playing every day, which he would get that shot for the rebuilding Mets.
Wilson Valdez is a utility guy that could fill in for the absence of Wright, and even pitch out of a jam! Justin De Fratus could be a potential closer in the future, but he has to work on his mechanics a bit before he reaches that plateau.