Is Jimmy Rollins A Risk Worth Taking For Cesar Puello?

An article by posted on December 17, 2013 0 Comments

On the Bleacher Report today, Mike Rosenbaum posted a win – win prospect package for top MLB trade targets on the market.  One of his predictions included the Mets and the Phillies.  In his prediction he wrote that the Phillies could trade Jimmy Rollins to the Mets in exchange for Cesar Puello.

He does note that the 35-year old Rollins would not be a long term option for the Mets but would be a better option than Ruben Tejada at shortstop. Rollins is set to earn $11 million for 2014, and has a vesting option written into his contract for 2015.  I am not sure giving up a top prospect for a player that is on the tail end of this career  would be a great move.  Also, what would it take for the Mets to resign him for the 2015 season, and would it be worth the money.  Don’t get me wrong Rollins is a great shortstop, but  unless the Phillies eat most of the contract, I do not see that the deal is worth it.

Last season in 600 at bats, he had only six home runs and 39 RBI’s while batting .252/.318/.348, and even though he would be an upgrade to Tejada, I would rather keep the light hitting shortstop around, and see what Puello would do in AAA with the hopes of him making his debut with the big club some time in 2014.

Ruben  Tejada

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David was born and raised in Brooklyn, NY and is a lifelong Mets fan. He is the Senior Editor for MMO and also the Executive Editor for our Minor League site, MetsMinors.Net. David is also a photographer and shares his great photos here on MMO.