Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Prospects Not to Trade

The Winter Meetings are in full swing. The Marlins have already traded Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis to the Tiger. Other than that there really have not been any deals thus far. Tomorrow is the last day of this years Winter Meetings. Going into this years winter meetings I was certain the Mets were going to make a trade. Here is who I believe the Mets must not trade:

Do not trade both Fernando Martinez and Carlos Gomez. If both F-Mart and Gomez were to be traded for a front line pitcher, than Omar just traded away all are outfield prospects. We already lost Milledge so we definitely can not loose Milledge, Gomez, and Martinez this off-season. Instead package either one of those players with Church.

Try to keep Mike Pelfrey. It will be hard to do this but he is our best pitching prospect. Instead package together Humber and Mulvey. First pitching prospect to go should be Humber; he gets injured too much and will end up being a back of the rotation pitcher. I would not be that angry if Pelfrey went and Mulvey stayed but I have never really like Mulvey and feel his pitches are too flat.

Keep Deolis Guerra. Guerra is essentially the pitching version of Fernando Martinez he is 18 years old and played his entire season in the hitter friendly Florida State League. He was 2-6 with a 4.01 era, 66 strikeouts, 25 walks, and opponents hit .240 off him in 21 games (20 starts) for Upper A St. Lucie. In 2006 he had a 2.20 era for Low A Hagerstown.

Other than the things I have just mentioned the Mets should trade the farm to get Santana, Bedard, Haren, etc. I do not want to just pick up Livan Hernandez or much worse, Carlos Silva, which will definitely not get us to the world series and maybe not even a playoff. If the Mets want to win in 2008, a trade must be made.


Wishinginny said...

You are finally making sense. What I would love happens is that the Twins pull back Santana and allow him to play the year out. Therefore all teams would then be equal since all they would have to give up is money and draft positions. I then would feel confident that the Mets would come out on top.

Anonymous said...

Okay, so let me get this straight. You want to keep all of your top prospects off the trade market, along with Wright and Reyes mind you, and still land a top pitcher like Johan, or Haren? Give me a break man. A lot of 2nd rate crap isn't going to land you an elite pitcher. If the Mets are going to be serious contenders in a Johan or Haren deal, either they give up a Wright or Reyes, or your top prospects are all available, including BOTH Gomez and Martinez. The Mets system is extremely thin, especially with the loss of Milledge. Gomez, Martinez, Pelfrey are truly the only guys worth a damn. If a deal for either Haren or Johan doesnt START with those 3 guys, your conversation with Oakland and Minnesota won't last a minute.