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The Mets should be able to get a very good player back in return for a package like that. However, after the Ike Davis trade in April, it seems extremely unlikely the Mets will consider moving Duda as well. It just wouldn't make sense at all to move him after the breakout season he had. The Mets need all the power they can get and they need another slugger besides Duda and Granderson, who really underachieved this season. I like Plawecki a lot, but I like d'Arnaud as well quite a bit. I'm still unsure of which of the two I'd prefer to move over the other.
As for the pitching, the way I see it, Rafael Montero needs to be the trade bait if possible. I personally would like to see Alderson move Montero, Wilmer Flores and maybe Plawecki if the offer is good enough for an elite outfielder. I need to take a better look at which outfielders and shortstops will be available via trade though to get a better idea of what is out there and what the respective asking prices would be. I'd like to see them make a big effort to sign JJ Hardy if the trade market does not work out at shortstop. The FA class of outfielders though is weak, so it seems like a trade for an outfielder pretty much needs to happen 1 way or another. The offseason though is just getting started, so a lot of things can happen between now and March!
That's very creative and I love how thought-out it is, but Atlanta really doesn't want to part with Simmons, and I'm not sure Arizona is getting enough back. It's something to consider though. Thanks for writing on my wall!
Because Myers is one of the top prospects in baseball, I don't see it happening. For a guy like him to be traded, the return would have to be a pitcher of Dickey's level that is close to 10 years younger. Dickey may not have many good ones left, so the Royals run a huge risk by trading a near sure-fire player.
Hey! Thanks for the comment! I appreciate it! To be honest, there isn't exactly one Met that I would compare Harvey to in all areas. In other words, I don't see a former Met being a perfect comparison to him. One name that could be comparable is Ron Darling. Harvey may throw hard, but is not going to take over the league like Dwight Gooden did in 1984. But Harvey will soon be a solid No. 2 starter, just like Darling was from 1984-1990.
The reason why Kirk is back in Buffalo is because he was struggling. With Mike Baxter returning from injury, and with Bay and Torres having more experience. Kirk was going to be a casualty anyway. Sadly, this will be his rookie season and with guys like Frazier, Miley, and Harper going against him, he's obviously not winning ROY. I hope this answers your query adequately.
I put much more value in players that have actually succeeded in the major league level than players who have received praise from baseball america writers so if they could snag a 25 year old under control that has big game experience I would get rid of anyone short of wheeler and harvey
Great question, Justin.
I believe Harper will win the award based off of hype alone. Statistically speaking, however, Rizzo's continued success would make it hard for any voter to go against him. While he may end up playing a few games less than Harper, his contributions have been equally as strong.
The question is, how much credit will voters give to Harper for the Nationals' success?