Justin Upton would be a good fit for the Mets.
Positves:We need a leadoff hitter. We need an outfielder. And he is young, only 25. Upton hasn't even hit his prime yet. A fresh start somewhere else wouldn't hurt Upton's chances of reverting back to the form he showed in 2011.
Facts: Upton signed a six-year extension with the Diamondbacks back in March of 2010. , it will pay him under $10 million in 2013, $14.25 million in 2014 and $14.5 million in 2015. In September, he hit .304 with a .362 OBP and had six home runs and five stolen bases in only 115 at bats. And it wasn’t just one month. After the All-Star break, Upton had a .287/.357/.460 slash line. That wasn’t quite his 2011 power numbers (.289/.369/.529) but his average and OBP were very similar.
The issue aquiring him: $51.25 million- 6 year contract (mets cant afford him or can they?)prospects and players: who to give up? ( not wheeler or harvey of course) duda? familia? dickey? neise?-I actually like neise and think the mets should keep him.
OK I'll play along. No Wheeler or Niese. "...a deal centering around Flores and Familia and added on from there"
Upton for Flores, Familia, Nimmo, Puello, Tapia, and Urbina.
Oh. And Duda.
"Upton for Flores, Familia, Nimmo, Puello, Tapia, and Urbina.
Oh. And Duda."
No way you would get Nimmo.
Flores, Familia, then pick 2 of Duda/Puello/Tapia/Urbina
That's more realistic
"No way you would get Nimmo."
No way you get Justin Upton.
"Flores, Familia, then pick 2 of Duda/Puello/Tapia/Urbina"
Familia is a marginally good MLB player at best. Familia is going to wind up in the bullpen and probably won't even become closer material for at least four more years if ever.
Flores is probably an Ian Stewart type player.
Duda is absolute GARBAGE.
Tapia, and Urbina are long shots at best of every playing MLB.
Puello might turn out to be a decent corner outfielder.
I still think he would've been a good fit for the Mets. Especially with the D. Wright Tidewater area connection.
His talent is evident. He just needs to be coached up and some mentoring, in my opinion.