Originally Posted by M2
The Mets would be insane to trade Reyes if he's going to be healthy. In the late '80s Peter Gammons wrote an article on how the Reds might have to trade Eric Davis if the club ever wanted to win anything. They didn't and the team won a World Series. Trading Reyes strikes me as an idea forged in the same shoddy production line. In fact, the 2009 Mets strike me as being quite a bit like the 1989 Reds.
I agree entirely. How can you get better by trading an elite player at the toughest position on the field to find one? Larkin might be an appropriate comparison, too. How could the Reds have gotten better at the same stage of Larkin's career by trading him? He was the kind of player you build around, as Whitey Herzog said of him about two or three years into Larkin's career--said he was the one player in baseball he'd like to have as the anchor of his team.