It seems as if the New York Mets are the laughing stock of the MLB. If Wilpon & Alderson changed directions, a couple key moves made to this club could produce a very potent line-up....
Signing Michael Bourn (SPEED), Trading for Giancarlo Stanton (POWER) would automatically make this team a contender. I understand the Stanton trade would totally deplete the farm system, if somehow Sandy could send a package of Syndergaard, Familia, Flores for Stanton, he should do it! (for all we know those guys are Carlos Gomez, Alex Escobar, Paul Wilson, and Lastings Milledge.)
1) Michael Bourn (CF) 40+ Steals (10 million/season)2) Ruben Tejada (SS) 3) David Wright (3B)4) Giancarlo Stanton (RF) 40+ HR (10 million/season)5) Ike Davis (1B)6) Travis d'Arnoud (C)7) Lucas Duda (LF)8) Daniel Murphy (2B)
VERY Exciting 2014 Opening Day Line Up!! David Wright won't be in his prime forever..
Matt Harvey 18-8 3.24 eraZach Wheeler 12-6 3.88 era Jon Neise 16-7 3.65 era Dillon Gee 12-8 4.04 era????????? ??-?? ?.?? era
(2014 rotation projections with THAT Line Up)
(It would only cost Wilpon "Johan Santana" Money that would be coming off the books.)
Yeah, Stanton would gut the farm system.
He's young, only 22, but only one thing bothers me, and only a little.
His clutch stats are not too good. He hits way better when the score differential is > 4 runs and only .255 with RISP. He also strikes out a ton.
BUT again he's young and there's no denying the power. I'd take him any day of the week but NOT for Wheeler. I *might* to Harvey plus another low level or two, but I seriously doubt they'd go for it.
"He's young, only 22, but only one thing bothers me, and only a little.
His clutch stats are not too good. He hits way better when the score differential is > 4 runs and only .255 with RISP. He also strikes out a ton."
Stanton is still very young, and being shopped around right now. He plays in one of the largest and pitcher friendly fields in the MLB. It would only help his numbers batting between Wright and Davis. He would be a superstar here.
The Mets are not going to give up the #11 pick in the draft to a division rival for Bourn>>>>
the braves wouldnt get the 11th pick. teams no longer get another teams pick. they only get a comp pick. the mets 11th pick would be taken off board and all other picks moved up a slot.