Well rumors are swirling on twitter that SFX Baseball group, which is a group that sponsors big stars in the game, is reporting that the Mets are in trade talks with the Miami Marlins on acquiring slugging outfielder Giancarlo Stanton and Juan Pierre from the Marlins in exchange for top pitching prospect Zach Wheeler and top catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud.
What this trade would do is solve two of the Mets issues, but this trade is to risky to do and I would not pull the trigger on this one. Stanton is a slugging outfielder who can get you 40-50 homeruns, if he is healthy and Pierre can still run and steal bases for you. But you lose arguably the top pitching prospect in the game in Zach Wheeler, which one scout had stated the other day on twitter comparing him to Stephen Strassburg. d’Arnaud still has never had a Major League at bat yet, but everyone around the organization believes he can be a real star in this league and lets face it catching has all been a recipe for success with the Mets.
Right now with rumors saying the Mets almost pulled off a trade with the Diamondbacks for Justin Upton shows the Mets do need outfiield help, but I wouldn’t trade your two top prospects for one player. It is almost suicide, because yea the prospects may fail, but what if Stanton fails under the spotlight? Look at all the players who have come to New York and have failed.
You are giving up to much in this deal and are risking a lot with a trade like this. I doubt this rumor is true, but if it is true the Mets need to think cautiously about pulling off this one. That is all the news that can be given right now and stay tune to this one!