No one expected much from the New York Mets in 2011. They were a team with a relatively weak starting rotation, playing in a terrible ballpark for power hitters, in a division with the World Series favourites, the Philadelphia Philles.
If you had to predict who would have a better chance of making the playoffs, though, you would always have taken the Mets over the Pittsburgh Pirates.
The Pirates have been one of 2011’s biggest surprises, leading the NL Central and making some genuine playoff noise.
At the trade deadline, they will need to make a move to bolster their playoff chances, and one of the most talked about trades is for Carlos Beltran of the Mets. Here is why the move would work well for both sides.