Well the all-star break ended and the Mets went back to work. Well the pitching outside of Colon went back to work as Thor and Neise both walked away from games they should have won. Neise got a ND while Thor took a hard luck loss. It all added up to one thing, this team can not score. We all have great trades in mind, we all think we can fix this team. I am no different. If I was sitting in Sandy’s office and making calls, here is the trade I would be calling about. I believe this trade would help the offense not only this year, but going into 2016. The only issue is are the Mets able to take on a salary dump and act like a real MLB franchise, one that was just valued at 1.35 billion.
I am sure you all have your own trades in mind, and this one will not be popular among some of you based on PED. But if ARod can help the cross town Yankees to first place, Peralta can continue to crush Mets pitching, this guy surley could be welcomed and help lead the Mets to victory.
Trade: NY Mets send Brandom Nimmo (#2 prospect), Gabriel Ynoa (#11 prospect) and Matt Bowman (#13 prospect) to the Milwaukee Brewers for Ryan Braun and Geraldo Parra.
Analysis: Parra is a rental as contract is for 2015, but also would be a solid signing for future as a 4th outfielder. He would be a huge upgrade in the outfield with both Lagares (Slumping/Elbow) and Cuddyer (Knee) struggling. Between Grandy, Parra and Lagares you would have a nice little platoon. Biggest thing Parra would bring is a leadoff bat. This would allow Grandy to provide power in the middle as he was brought here to do. Braun on the other hand would bring a big stick to the Mets. He was an all-star but has a huge contract and checkered past. If the Mets pick up his salary they can limit the prospects to a degree they would need to trade. Braun sitting in the middle of the lineup would add protection to Duda which could help the slugger get back on track. If Cuddyer is out for a long time or if the Mets decide Lagares should/needs surgery on elbow adding Parra and Braun to the outfield improves this team tremendously.
Lineup post trade: Boom, the trade is made and your new lineup looks like this – 1) Parra 2)D’Arnaud 3)Duda 4)Braun 5)Grandy 6)Murphy 7)Flores 8)Tejada
It is time for Sandy to wake up and make this teams young pitching matter.. The East is open for the taking with Washington battling its own injuries. Lets be honest, do you expect Washington to sit back at the trade deadline? I didn’t think so.