The Expendables: Five Prospects The New York Mets Can Afford To Move
The one word that can sum up the Mets at the trade deadline is silence.
As an organization hungry for some sort of a move, the Mets remained inactive as the deadline passed.
It is hard to fault the Mets for retaining their most prized prospects, but that doesn't necessarily mean moves shouldn't have been made.
Now entering the waiver trade period, the Mets could utilize some prospects as trade bait. Rumor has it, the Mets are chasing after Mariners infielder Chone Figgins.
Here are five Mets prospects that should ideally be included in any trade that would reel in some value to the Mets active roster.
In terms of position players, infielder Ruben Tejada and outfielder Fernando Martinez could both be on the block.
With Tejada, he hasn't suddenly become expendable based on his performance. It is more of a matter that the Mets have other options for the middle infield in the minors.
Between Wilmer Flores and Reese Havens, one of those two may be be more likely to start in the big leagues for the Mets somewhere down the line.
Tejada's youth and all-around game would be coveted by teams looking for a young shortstop.
Once indispensable, Fernando Martinez and his future with the Mets is in question. Still a good all-around lefty bat in the outfield, F-Mart has been bitten by the injury bug this year and it has really seemed to put a damper on his development.
If he continues to show a lack of durability, the Mets will show a lack of interest in him and consider moving him.
In a year in which many pitching prospects have hit a wall for the Mets, there are a duo of struggling young arms that the Mets might want to move.
Righty Scott Moviel has put up some ugly numbers this year, but is trying to turn things around in relief work. His freakish 6'11'' stature gives him upside and trade value.
There are plenty of teams out there that will love to see what they could do with his body type.
Then there is Brad Holt, the Mets compensatory pick in 2008, has struggled so much he's been demoted to single A St. Lucie. The Mets could even be willing to see how other teams feel about him.
Finally, right-handed pitcher Josh Stinson has flown under the radar for the Mets this year. He's gone 9-1 with a 3.47 ERA in 30 games and 12 starts. He's had some ups and downs through his minor league career and the Mets could bait teams while he's pitching well.
These five prospects could be key players if the Mets ever decide to play Major League Baseball's version of "Let's Made a Deal."
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