According to Darren Smith of XX 1090 in San Diego, the Mets have acquired first baseman Allan Dykstra from the Padres in exchange for RHP Eddie Kunz.
The Mets selected Kunz as the 42nd overall pick in the 2007 draft. He made his major league debut with the Mets on August 3, 2008, but pitched to a 13.50 ERA in four appearances before being sent down to the minors just 13 days later. He never appeared in another game at the major league level.
Dykstra was originally drafted by the Red Sox in the 34th round of the 2005 draft at the age of 18, but the Padres the Padres made him the 23rd overall pick in the 2008 draft, and in three seasons at Single-A, he has hit .235 with 28 home runs and 140 RBI in 245 games, although his career on base percentage is .388.
Basically it looks like a swap of first round busts. However Amazin Avenue sees more to it:
Kunz had zero tools and Dykstra appears to have at least one, so this looks like a nothing-for-something trade from the Mets’ perspective.
As Sandy Alderson and Paul DePodesta both arrived in New York via the Padres’ organization, you have to figure one or the other is a Dykstra fan.
Personally, I would prefer to have Nick Evans in the pipeline than Allan Dykstra, but the bottom line is that there’s nothing to see here, move along…