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ChatterRed
10-01-2008, 11:15 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/rumors/post/Mets-need-to-at-least-be-open-to-trading-Wright-?urn=mlb,111766

Article says Mets should be open to trading for the right price. So what is the right price? What do the Mets need?

Stephenk29
10-01-2008, 11:17 PM
They would ask just as much for Wright as the Cards would ask for Pujols. This would take an arm and a leg. I think trade rumors said they had no intentions of moving the trio of Wright, Reyes, or Beltran?

bubbachunk
10-01-2008, 11:59 PM
We have plenty of corner guys in our organization and although they may not be the caliber of Wright yet and may never be I would much rather stand put and get improvement up the middle.

Old NDN
10-02-2008, 07:59 AM
I brought this idea up in another thread. It sure wouldn't hurt to inquire. The Mets should be ready to do something dramatic/desperate to shake things up. I would start with a package including Cordero, EE, middle reliever, Arroyo.

tommycash
10-02-2008, 09:38 AM
The Mets would be stupid to trade Wright. We would have to look at the fact that if we got him, would we have to trade away too much talent that could help us win next year. I am all for trading certain prospects, but if packages include 3 or more guys who could help us win more than one David Wright, I would be against it.

REDblooded
10-02-2008, 10:36 AM
As much as I love Edwin, I'm sure he would go a long way towards securing Wright. Toss in something like Phillips and Thompson, and I could see it a possibility.

nemesis
10-02-2008, 11:04 AM
EE and Phillips would be locks. Replacing Wright w / EE and Phillips replacing Castillo would be a huge upgrade. Man, Reyes, Beltran and Phillips up the middle would be sick. I think they would want at least 1 ML ready starter and probaly Burton.

Ghosts of 1990
10-02-2008, 11:18 AM
The article says that they need to think about it. Its one writers opinion. This is as far fetched (Wright coming to Cincinnati) as it is saying Pujols would ever be a Red.

Wright would be the perfect type of RH bat we need. But we need to focus on holiday.

ChatterRed
10-02-2008, 11:29 AM
EE, Phillips, Cordero, and Bailey for Wright. I might even throw in Thompson.

Mets get quality starters at 2B and 3B (yes, a step down from Wright), a needed closer (their bullpen stinks), and 2 future major league starters including one, a former first round draft choice.

Wright plays 3B. Keppinger plays 2B. Burton becomes the closer. Reds free up another $17+ million in payroll by dumping Cordero and Phillips. Puts team payroll at about $43 million after arbitration hearings. Sign either Vlad Guerrero or ManRam in free agency if they can't steal Magglio Ordonez from the Tigers in a salary dump. Strong rumors say the Yankees are going to go all out to obtain Matt Holiday, so you can write him off. Let's just alot $20 million right here for whoever we get as the RH power bat.

Try and sign Rafael Furcal to an incentive laden contract for SS to platoon with Gonzalez as a safety net.

Sign Derek Lowe as the 5th starter with all the freed up payroll. Move Micah Owings to the bullpen to replace Cordero and allow him to pinch hit more often.

$46 million dollar payroll + Lowe (overpay at $15 million) + ManRam (at $20 million) = $81 million. Re-sign Affeldt at $3 million. Payroll stands at $84+(probably closer to $90) million and the lineup looks like this:

SS Furcal
3B Wright
1B Votto
LF Vlad Guerrero or ManRam
RF Bruce
CF Dickerson
2B Keppinger
C Hanigan

SP Harang
SP Lowe
SP Volquez
SP Cueto
SP Arroyo

CL Burton
RP Owings
RP Weathers
RP Bray
RP Affeldt
RP Lincoln
RP Roenicke or Herrera or other minor leaguer

Owings is available to start if any starter gets hurt or tired for a short term period.

Re-sign Affeldt, Weathers, and Hairston.

Trade Freel for a bag of balls. Same with Hopper.

OR.........

Use Wright in the 4-hole.......don't sign a FA power hitting OFer, use Dickerson and Hairston in the CF and LF and take your chances. Not crazy about that idea, BUT.........I know it's alot to commit for a free agent.

Ohioballplayer
10-02-2008, 12:37 PM
Chatter I love it now get Uncle Bob to "buy" into it please, great ideas across the board, would improve this team big time.

757690
10-02-2008, 12:44 PM
I love ChatterReds proposal, but I think that discussions for Wright begin and end with one of the Holy Trinity...Bruce, Volquez and Cueto.
I still would make ChatterRed's offer to them and see what they say. I guess the key is if they value Phillips as much as most Reds fans do.

Ghosts of 1990
10-03-2008, 08:15 AM
If they trade Bruce or Volquez.... I have to pick another baseball team to follow. Those guys should be Reds for as long as there is MLB. The organization OWES us that. Yes, they owe us.

joe51391
10-03-2008, 09:59 AM
How about Phillips,EE, Cordero, Maloney, Thompson, And Stubbs for Jose Reyes and David Wright.

Slyder
10-03-2008, 12:03 PM
I brought this idea up in another thread. It sure wouldn't hurt to inquire. The Mets should be ready to do something dramatic/desperate to shake things up. I would start with a package including Cordero, EE, middle reliever, Arroyo.

Substitute Cueto or Volquez for Arroyo and the Mets might listen. Otherwise its not worth it for them.

Knightro28
10-03-2008, 12:42 PM
too much

levydl
10-03-2008, 03:41 PM
Seriously everyone, the Mets aren't trading David Wright, and the Reds aren't trading for him.

Orodle
10-03-2008, 10:44 PM
....wow

UC_Ken
10-04-2008, 01:26 PM
If they trade Bruce or Volquez.... I have to pick another baseball team to follow. Those guys should be Reds for as long as there is MLB. The organization OWES us that. Yes, they owe us.

The only thing the organization owes us is putting the best team on the field. I love both of those players but if someone offers you more than they're worth you move them. If they hold on to guys simply because their fan favorites they're doing us a gross injustice.