Mets Mailbag: Trading For Bautista and Hosmer

An article by posted on November 17, 2013

Blue-Jays-Bautista

Doug asks…

How about the following moves?

3 team deal

Royals get: Dillon Gee, Lucas Duda and Ike Davis

Blue Jays get: Royals prospect RHP Miguel Almonte and Rafael Montero.

Mets get: Jose Bautista & Eric Hosmer

You are taking Gee & Montero out, but you will still have Zack Wheeler, Jon Niese, Noah Syndergaard and potential experienced arms like Bronson Arroyo until Matt Harvey returns in 2015.

By trading for Bautista and Hosmer you add power without committing crazy money to long-term deals. Bautista will be the biggest and it’s still not over the top crazy.

Sign Peralta for 2 years $8/per year.

1. Eric Young (RF)
2. Eric Hosmer (1B)
3. David Wright (3B)
4. Jose Bautista (LF)
5. Daniel Murphy (2B)
6. Jhonny Peralta (SS)
7. Travis d’Arnaud (C)
8. Juan Lagares (CF)

Joe D. replies…

The best part of the offseason is playing Armchair GM and while some hate it, I love it and it has been part of the allure of being a baseball fan for over one hundred years…

I like what you did there and it makes sense for all three teams. Toronto is on record for wanting to unload Bautista for pitching and they end up with two solid pitching prospects one of whom is MLB ready.

The Royals get the mid rotation starter they are looking for and Davis could replace Hosmer and have a resurgence in Kansas City.

I believe you are off on your valuation of Peralta at two years and $16 million, but would love to see the Mets go hard after him even if it means overpaying somewhat.

You’ve put together a team that would contend for Wild Card there. I wonder if Sandy could do the same…

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