ESPN.com's rumor central has reported that the Mets will listen to offers for anyone on the team, except David Wright. This seems like a reasonable position by the Mets front office. After yesterday's flurry of activity by the Mets, it is clear they are trying to build a competitive team, but they are at least one year away from competing for a playoff spot.
The article mentioned two Mets that could draw interest from other clubs are first baseman Ike Davis and starting pitcher Mike Pelfrey.
Davis could be of interest to numerous teams. Joel Sherman reports that the Pirates and Rangers would be interested in him. The Rangers could have the most to offer. To start, Mitch Moreland and/or Julio Borbon could be included in a deal with a package of prospects. Prospects who could be in play, and of some interest to the Mets, include pitcher Tanner Scheppers, outfielder Jake Skole, and first baseman/third baseman Michael Olt. Scheppers could provide the Mets with a young, big-league ready closing prospect, although Scheppers' performance has slipped in Triple-A in 2010 and 2011.
The Pirates have a bevvy of pitching prospects and a few solid hitting prospects, such as catcher Tony Sanchez and outfielder Starling Marte. Long-heralded, but always disappointing, prospect Pedro Alvarez may be in play, theoretically.
As far as Pelfrey is concerned, the market could be large, although it's questionable how large the return for him could be. The Kansas City Royals, Minnesota Twins, Boston Red Sox, and possibly even the New York Yankees could be a fit, although there are more teams that could be interested.
I think Daniel Murphy could bring the Mets back pieces in a trade, but it is unclear if he will draw enough interest for the Mets to move him.
What do you think? Should the Mets focus on 2014?
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