The Mets continued the season theme today by losing a series. Not to mention another player got injured. Fernando Nieve went down with what is being called a strained quad.
Lets forget about today and look to the future. By that I mean lets make some trades amd win some games. Even if we are out of it which I dont think we are. Why not make the team as good as possible and if we happen to make the playoffs great, if not then we have a better shot next year.
As far as trades go Roy Halladay is the biggest name out there. I think we should make a push to get him. Supposedly the Jays want 2 top pitching prospects, 2 top offensive prospects and a major leaguer.
I say we can put a package together with names like Wilmer Flores, Jennry Mejia, Brad Holt , Reese Havens, Eddie Kunz and as far as Major leaguers John Maine and we can throw in Nick Evans.
I know these are most of our top prospects but lets face it none of them are proven and none are that close to helping out the team.
As far as I am concerned I would make a deal that included any of those prospects to get Halladay. He has already proven himself as he is a top pitcher and can help our team for years to come. Just imagine the 1-2 punch of Johan and Halladay.
The only thing I would insist upon is getting to sign him to an extension before the deal is completed.
Our starting rotation could look like this: Johan santana, Roy Halladay, Oliver Perez, Mike pelfrey, Jonathan Niese (If he ever gets called up).
Just think of the run we can put together once our guys get back, but even if we dont make the Playoffs we still made our team stronger for next season.
Also if it becomes clear that we are out of it we can trade all of our expiring contracts and replace some of the prospects we gave up.