OK so forget my earlier trade of Wright for Justin Upton, we all know that was just throwing ideas out. However, after a report from MLBTR today:
It appears the Mets and Dbacks could and should be a fit for each other.
According to the article the Dbacks are willing to trade Chris Young, and one of either Kubel or Parra.
I will start with Chris Young, the Dbacks are said to be willing to chip in money for the CF. Young makes 8.5M for 2013 and then is owed either a 1.5M buyout or an 11M contract in 2014. The RIGHT hander had his worst season since 2009 this year and his value is at an all-time low. Seems like a perfect fit. Is it possible that the Mets could take on all of Young’s salary and buyout in return for the Dbacks taking back Frankie Frank? Arizona could use another bullpen guy and perhaps could link Frank’s performance on injury and inconsistent use. Of course the Mets would have to send a decent prospect there way but not a top prospect in my opinion.
So that takes one spot, here’s where the deal gets interesting. I would also try to pry away Parra for a package including Murphy. So you increase the prospect being sent and throw in Murphy.
The trade would look something like this.
Francisco, Murphy and uh… Mejia for Young and Parra.
That would give you an OF of Duda/Bay, Young and Parra. Certainly better than what we witnessed this year. Of course this deal could also free up Duda to be traded for a 2B or SS as well and going with Kirk in the OF paired with the two new OF making a very solid defensive OF. For Arizona it would give them the choice to play Murphy at 2B or 3B as well as shed the salary of Young.
Seems like a perfect fit…