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I just finished watching a short segment of Baseball "Tonight" at noon today and Buster Olney along with Tim Kurkjian said that the Mets situation is becoming a bit dreary and that either Jose Reyes or David Wright will be traded to another team by the All Star Break. Olney mentioned that the Mets would like to rebuild a new team around whoever stays and that the Mets are looking for young pitching. Do you think the Marlins should stick their nose in the David Wright talks...say we give them Leo, Dominguez, Cousins, Badenhop, Khoeler and maybe another pitching prospect?

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I just finished watching a short segment of Baseball "Tonight" at noon today and Buster Olney along with Tim Kurkjian said that the Mets situation is becoming a bit dreary and that either Jose Reyes or David Wright will be traded to another team by the All Star Break. Olney mentioned that the Mets would like to rebuild a new team around whoever stays and that the Mets are looking for young pitching. Do you think the Marlins should stick their nose in the David Wright talks...say we give them Leo, Dominguez, Cousins, Badenhop, Khoeler and maybe another pitching prospect?

 

 

You say young pitching but there isn't really any evidence of that in the players you list. I am not too familiar with our current Minor League system but I would imagine the Mets would want Chad James (isnt he one of our top SP prospects?)

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Mets won't trade within the division.

 

 

Actually, they might. Consider that they are about to enter a rebuilding phase. Consider what it means to trade David Wright to the Marlins - he wont be there very long anyhow.

 

The only question is whether they can offer more than other teams.

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It's not wrong to want Wright! That'd be amazing if we could get him but I find this unlikely. I don't know about the rest of you, but the thought of the Mets unloading Wright or Reyes to some other team (hopefully not in our division) makes me happy...

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I have no problem with the Marlins taking advantage of the Mets financial woes to steal a player from them. After all, they have done it to the Marlins in the past.

 

Wright is owed $14 million in 2011, $15 million in 2012 and has a $16 million option for 2016 with a $1 million buyout, so that would be a sizable salary dump. The Wilpons are in a bad way since they have to part with the hundreds of millions they profited from Madoff. So who knows what little they'll take for Wright to get rid of long term financial liabilities.

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David Wright is a guy I could see the Marlins signing long-term. He's signed through 2012 with a club option for 2013, so this team could probably extend him after that.

 

I'd say go for it, but the Mets would be asking for a haul.

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Off the top of my head I feel like the asking price would be too high especially within our division. If we can somehow steal him in a deal that extremely favors us, I'd be for it.

 

We're not a bad team right now at all, I'd hate to have to give up 5 or 6 names for one guy right now.

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Off the top of my head I feel like the asking price would be too high especially within our division. If we can somehow steal him in a deal that extremely favors us, I'd be for it.

 

We're not a bad team right now at all, I'd hate to have to give up 5 or 6 names for one guy right now.

 

 

Well, you said it yourself. We're a good team right now. I'm sure, if this were done, it'd be strictly for minor leaguers - just a really big pile of them. I don't think it becomes a realistic deal for us if we gave up a starter right now. The question is whether our minor leaguers are enough and I'm not too sure they are, for the record. I think this makes us a better team in the short and long run because we're really not lacking much right now except maybe 1 more starter and a solid 3B that can hold up production in the long run. Wright would solve that, but we may have to give up that future starting pitcher.

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He might be available for less than you think he'd cost, but that's because he's not as good as you might think he is.

 

Last 2 seasons: -10 UZR each year. 3.5/4.1 WAR. .837/.856 OPS.

He's still a really nice player, but his contract is not a bargain for that production.

 

We'd have an awfully barren system if we pulled off this kind of a deal. It would hamper our ability to go after FAs next year, although our roster would be pretty close to set if we had him locking up third base.

 

If the rest of the league sees 2009/2010 as what David Wright now is as a player, then (my gut feeling is that) there's a chance that Dominguez + James + Ozuna + Hand + Marinez + Koehler gets it done.

But then we'd have nearly nothing left in our system, so it'd be awfully risky.

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He might be available for less than you think he'd cost, but that's because he's not as good as you might think he is.

 

Last 2 seasons: -10 UZR each year. 3.5/4.1 WAR. .837/.856 OPS.

He's still a really nice player, but his contract is not a bargain for that production.

 

We'd have an awfully barren system if we pulled off this kind of a deal. It would hamper our ability to go after FAs next year, although our roster would be pretty close to set if we had him locking up third base.

 

If the rest of the league sees 2009/2010 as what David Wright now is as a player, then (my gut feeling is that) there's a chance that Dominguez + James + Ozuna + Hand + Marinez + Koehler gets it done.

But then we'd have nearly nothing left in our system, so it'd be awfully risky.

 

 

I think the hit to the head last year and his new park hurt him.

 

Like many of you I'd love to have him but we probably would have give up the little bit of prospects we have. Trading for him and signing him to an extension would be great pub going into the new park.

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He might be available for less than you think he'd cost, but that's because he's not as good as you might think he is.

 

Last 2 seasons: -10 UZR each year. 3.5/4.1 WAR. .837/.856 OPS.

He's still a really nice player, but his contract is not a bargain for that production.

 

We'd have an awfully barren system if we pulled off this kind of a deal. It would hamper our ability to go after FAs next year, although our roster would be pretty close to set if we had him locking up third base.

 

If the rest of the league sees 2009/2010 as what David Wright now is as a player, then (my gut feeling is that) there's a chance that Dominguez + James + Ozuna + Hand + Marinez + Koehler gets it done.

But then we'd have nearly nothing left in our system, so it'd be awfully risky.

 

Yeah, we'd pretty much have to trade the entire farm to get this done. I don't know if it's even worth it with how Wright's been playing the last two years, including his frequent injuries (or so it seems). We may be able to get close to that kind of similar WAR production from Dominguez and Ozuna in the coming seasons.

 

Again though, he fills a hole we've had over there since Lowell.

 

Interesting situation.

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