What if there’s a method to the Mets madness?
Could it be possible that the Mets refrained from pursuing Manny Ramirez or any other left fielder because they believe they have a real chance at securing Matt Holliday at the trade deadline?
Adam Rubin of the Daily News hinted as much today when he opened his article with the following:
All along the Mets have been thinking, privately at least, that they could be in a position to trade for Matt Holliday in late July, and add the big bat they passed on this winter. As in, you know, Manny Ramirez.
It’s not unreasonable to believe that the Mets are capable of thinking that far in advance.
Maybe this whole everday leftfielder talk is because they are going to showcase Dan Murphy as the prized jewel of a mid season trade package?
After all, Murphy perfectly fits the mold of those hitters the A’s have always coveted. He’s got the strike zone judgment that they crave coupled with the patience to draw a walk or wait for a pitch to drive in the gap.
Holliday would be the perfect jolt for the Mets as they enter the stretch run of a pennant race, and wouldn’t he look perfect patrolling leftfield in CitiField?
Maybe Adam Rubin is onto something….