In Marty Noble’s new mailbox article:Â Inbox: Do the Mets need an overhaul?Â Â Marty refers to the Mets as boxed in from any real changes.Â
Specifically he mentions Beltran:
“I’m not sure the Mets would agree to a deal for “decent” young players in exchange for Beltran. And how many clubs are looking to assume a $37 million obligation for two years? Moreover, who plays center field for the Mets? Beyond that, are other clubs sure about his physical condition?”
What are your thoughts on this?Â I do not feel that a major overhaul that he describes is needed.Â He mentions the weak FA class.Â I agree it is very top heavy.Â But he also takes his time to mention how if the Mets traded Murphy and Pagan for a LF they would need a 1B.Â Â If they traded Pelfrey and …. they would need a starter.Â Â In my opinion it was a terrible job analyzing the Mets current situation and the options they have.
I do feel that the Mets have some valuable players to trade on the MLB and MILB rosters and there are quite a few valuable FA that could fit the mold of the Mets needs.Â With 28-32 Million to spend I don’t see this being a quite off-season where the Mets sit back because they are boxed in.
At this point I am still torn as to if we should solve these issues strictly through FA, Trade or a little of both.Â I see dangers in Holliday and Lackey as well as detractors from trading top prospects in what many refer to as a thin system (I disagree).Â What is clear is that we will have plenty to talk about this off-season.