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    Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    Sometime within the last several weeks, the Marlins offered Dontrelle Willis to the Mets for David Wright, according to Newsday.
    That wasn't going to work. Willis for Jose Reyes would have been more realistic, though the Marlins now have Hanley Ramirez and the Mets probably would have turned it down anyway. As inexpensive as he is right now, Wright might be the game's most valuable property. Albert Pujols is the only obviously better bet for the next five years, and he'll make $77 million during that time. Apr. 23 - 12:50 pm et
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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    They are honestly saying Wright is the second best player in the game behind Pujols over the next half decade? Shouldn't the kid do a little something first? He's talented alright, but they've crawled out on a bit of a limb with that one.

    Oh wait, NY paper.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    They're not necessarily wrong though. Wright was a baby monster last year, and is growing into a full-fledged grown-up monster this year. He has a shot at a 40/30 type season, even in Shea.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    I don't question what they have to say about Wright, but would the Mets really have turned down a Willis for Reyes offer as the writer suggests they would have. Given the age of that rotation, and the fact that Reyes has more than a little trouble getting on base, I would think that would be a pretty nice offer.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    I'm not denying he has talent, but there's another 3B in NY who isn't exactly old just yet and he might have something to say about the best player in the game over the next five years [Pujols not withstanding.]

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    Reyes for Willis?





    Hell, give 'em Womack, they're essentially the same player.
    I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    The Fish have Cabrerra, I don't think they would deal for Wright.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    reds44, you have to remember that Cabrera has played several positions already in the bigs and if they could get Wright, they could move Cabrera back to the OF.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    The Fish have Cabrerra, I don't think they would deal for Wright.
    I do, they'd put Cabrera back in the OF, where they're sorely lacking (Chris Aguila, Reggie Abercrombie)
    I hope it's never sunny in Philly again.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

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    I do, they'd put Cabrera back in the OF, where they're sorely lacking (Chris Aguila, Reggie Abercrombie)
    Those are CFers. They already have 2 good corner outfielders (Hermida and Willingham)

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    Wright looks like he'll be good, but for Willis?

    Wright = plays in NY = over-hyped. Willis is worth more than just Wright.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    They are talking about his production vs what it is costing them for that production.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    Quote Originally Posted by Joseph
    I'm not denying he has talent, but there's another 3B in NY who isn't exactly old just yet and he might have something to say about the best player in the game over the next five years [Pujols not withstanding.]
    That's why they said "valuable property". That other 3B in NY is really expensive.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44
    Those are CFers. They already have 2 good corner outfielders (Hermida and Willingham)

    Willingham should be catching for the Marlins. With the strength of Cabrera's arm, he could easily be molded into one of the best RFs of the future with the addition of David Wright. I can't imagine the Mets actually moving him for D. Willis though. I think Willis would get eaten alive by the NY media, and Wright could turn out to be a bust in that FL lineup. Just some food for thought.

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    Re: Marlins offer Willis to Mets

    This rumor has been floating around the internet:

    To Mets: Zito

    To Athletics: Willis

    To Marlins Milledge

    Meyer

    Unknown player from Mets' organization.


    Unless the A's fall out of contention, which seems highly unlikely, Zito will not be dealt. So I guess floating is the operative word here.


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