Yesterday Twitter was all a buzz with speculation from baseball beat reporters, and fans alike in regards to where Carlos Beltran would land if Sandy Alderson and the Mets decide to trade Carlos Beltran.
So far it looks like the teams that are showing the most interest in Beltran are the Giants, Rangers, Red Sox, Pirates, Braves and Phillies.
The mere mention of both the Braves and Phillies sent many a Mets fan into a lather, and in some respects I can’t blame them. I mean would you want to trade one of your best players to a division rival who will more than likely make it into the post season ? Especially when both teams have been our arch rivals in varying degrees over the past two decades ?
But sometimes we as fans have to swallow our pride and see the bigger picture. Yes trading Beltran to either of these two teams will sting like a swarm of African Killer Bees, but if we get a top tier quality prospect in return that in a couple of seasons will end up a superstar – and quite possible sticking a knife into the oppositions heart when they are in the same position that we are in now – wouldn’t you jump at that chance ?
I know there are many people that think Phillies outfielder , Domonic Brown would be the obvious choice of the Phillies to be imported over here, but I honestly feel that this team has better outfield prospects that pitching prospects – and if you believe all the Minor League Scouting blogs, that’s not saying much. If the Mets did trade Beltran to either the Phillies or Brave, I would hope and expect a close to Major League ready top notch pitching prospect such as Mike Minor of the Braves. He has nasty stuff, and could be the next David Cone.
If I had my druthers I would rather see Carlos end up with either the Giants or the Rangers. Both have very deep farm systems and I feel that the Mets could only benefit from a deal with them.
All in all I trust that Sandy Alderson will do whats best for the Mets in the long run. He truly may be the best general manager that the Mets have had since Frank Cashen. He is not afraid to make the right moves, no matter the outcry from the fan base.
So where would you like to see Beltran traded to – and what prospect(s) do you feel would be a fair haul ?
And with that said….. HERE COMES THE INFAMY !!!!!
Sadly on this date in 2009, Mets starter and occasional middle reliever, Carl Willey passed away at the age of 78. He pitched with the Mets from ’63-’65, and had a career record of 10-18 with a 3.29 E.R.A,
Mo Vaughn will try to crash tonight Mets broadcast in the Pepsi Porch tonight. Sources report that he is upset with Keith Hernandez because they wont make a quadruple pattie Keith Burger !!!!