The FA market has essentially been destroyed. No one let's young, productive players under 30 hit free agency anymore. If the decent outfielders who would be on the market next year have productive seasons they'll likely be traded or resigned by their current teams.
It's ironic, at exactly the time when the Mets appear to be rebuilding (although no fully committed), free agency has been diluted and the new CBA with hard slot bonuses and limits on international spending has made rebuilding infinitely harder.
. We also have the chips to get Upton without giving up TDA, Harvey or Wheeler despite what some of you think. >>>
what chips? dbacks dont need duda or flores. they have said they want young players close to or mlb ready. mets dont have much there when you take away the 3 you mentioned.
It's ironic, at exactly the time when the Mets appear to be rebuilding (although no fully committed), free agency has been diluted and the new CBA with hard slot bonuses and limits on international spending has made rebuilding infinitely harder.>>>>
add in teams cant really stockpile draft picks anymore. under old system yanks would have gotten 2 1st rd picks and 2 comp picks for soriano and swisher. now they just get 2 comp picks. dont get other teams picks anymore. and they are planning an international draft.
Flores (3B) - they would want>>>
why. they have a better 3B prospect.
I agree 100% he's not worth breaking the bank for. He is however worth a push considering next years FA class below. I agree Wheeler, Harvey & TDA can't be traded right now. A deal with Syndergaard, Flores + would be worth it IMO.
Jason Bay (35)Endy Chavez (36)Matt Diaz (36)Raul Ibanez (42)Reed Johnson (37) - $1.6MM club option with a $150K buyoutAustin Kearns (34)Jason Kubel (32) - $7.5MM club option with a $1MM buyoutNate McLouth (32)Mike Morse (32)David Murphy (32)Xavier Nady (35)Laynce Nix (33)Martin Prado (30)Ryan Raburn (33)
Alfredo Amezaga (36)Coco Crisp (34) - $7.5MM club option with a $1MM buyoutRajai Davis (33)Jacoby Ellsbury (30)Carlos Gomez (28)Curtis Granderson (33)Franklin Gutierrez (31) - $7.5MM club option with a $500K buyoutTony Gwynn Jr. (31)Andres Torres (36)Chris Young (30) - $11MM club option with a $1.5MM buyout
Carlos Beltran (37)Endy Chavez (36)Shin-Soo Choo (31)Nelson Cruz (33)David DeJesus (34) - $6.5MM club option with a $1.5MM buyoutChris Denorfia (33)Matt Diaz (36)Jeff Francoeur (30)Corey Hart (32)Xavier Nady (35)Hunter Pence (31)Ichiro Suzuki (40)
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