Could The Mets Be Thinking: Trade Young Talent?
From the comment thread on Hojo’s article today about Egbert’s recall. Metsie wrote something, and I started to respond, and then I said “what the hell.” This is a blog site. Post a blog. So here it is, with inspiration from the unsinkable Metsie, and of course Joe D. Metsie said:
There are a lot of “Fans” who don’t know anything and go solely on the BA List of prospects!
If BA doesn’t mention them then they are deemed no good and not worth having!
Of course anyone who reads Pete’s articles regularly would know that we have a lot of promising kids that are doing well and can be potential pieces in the future of this franchise…
But because they did not get a mention from Baseball America they are not worth squat to us in some people’s minds.
If your not on BA’s list your never going to amount to anything according to them!
And my response:
Thanks Metsie, you know what you made me realize? With the glut of pitching we have right now in the minor league system, you would think June and July might be a very fertile time for SA and Co. to put together an appetizing, tasty little appetizer of a package of minor league arms, for one talented young major league one. I’m not talking Matt Cain, but there must be a Pirates or an Orioles, or a Reds kinda team, that would trade away a young arm to get back three pitching prospects, and bolster their talent pool.
The Mets could be buyers, looking for building-blocks of talent for the future pretty soon.
About the Author: Peter Shapiro
The first time I went to Shea was not for a Mets game, it was for the Beatles concert there in August of '66. My first Met game was '67, a guy named Salty Parker was the interim-manager then. My first pennant race was 1969. As a 12 year-old that summer and fall, I managed to get to the park for 3 games. The first was the beginning of the Miracle which actually started on Tuesday July 8, 1969 with a day game against the Cubs. I was there a lot in '73. I saw games 3 & 5 of the 1973 NL Playoffs against the "Big Red Machine", from the upper deck behind home plate. It was from there that I witnessed the fight between Bud Harrelson and Pete Rose, and the mayhem that ensued. And that sweet victory in game 5! I saw a couple of WS games at Shea that year against that legendary Oakland A's club. I was there in 1985 for every single game Dr. K pitched including his two 16 strikeout performances, and the day he one-hit the Cubs on an infield single and the Mets won 1-0. I loved being a Met fan in those days. Hopefully we are once again preparing to emerge from the darkness.
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