7/31/09

Rumors Of Kazmir & Other Mets Trade Deadline Deals

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With rumors swirling of a Scott Kazmir reunion with the Mets, the question I ask is how long would he be in the starting rotation in Flushing? Could the Mets convert him into an overpriced set up man? With questions about his durability coming true (the reason why he was traded to begin with), might the Mets be thinking of this scenario? Might be a chicken before the egg conversation, but an interesting conversation nonetheless.

Remember some of these trade deadline deals?

Toronto Blue Jays claimed Lee Mazzilli of the New York Mets on waivers on July 31, 1989.

New York Mets traded Rick Aguilera, Dave West, Kevin Tapani, Tim Drummond and Jack Savage to the Minnesota Twins for Frank Viola on July 31, 1989.

New York Mets traded Bret Saberhagen and David Swanson to the Colorado Rockies for Juan Acevedo and Arnold Gooch on July 31, 1995.

New York Mets traded Leoncio Estrella to the Toronto Blue Jays for Tony Phillips on July 31, 1998.

New York Mets traded Bernard Gilkey and Nelson Figueroa to the Arizona Diamondbacks for Willie Blair and Jorge Fabregas on July 31, 1998.

New York Mets traded Bill Pulsipher to the Milwaukee Brewers for Mike Kinkade on July 31, 1998.

New York Mets traded Craig Paquette to the St. Louis Cardinals for Shawon Dunston on July 31, 1999.

New York Mets traded Brian McRae, Rigo Beltran and Tom Johnson to the Colorado Rockies for Darryl Hamilton and Chuck McElroy on July 31, 1999.

New York Mets traded Jason Isringhausen and Greg McMichael to the Oakland Athletics for Billy Taylor on July 31, 1999.

New York Mets traded Bobby Jones, Jason Bay and Josh Reynolds to the San Diego Padres for Jason Middlebrook and Steve Reed on July 31, 2002.

New York Mets traded Jay Payton, Mark Corey and Robert Stratton to the Colorado Rockies for John Thomson and Mark Little on July 31, 2002.

New York Mets traded Scott Erickson to the Texas Rangers for Josh Hoffpauir on July 31, 2004.

New York Mets traded Xavier Nady to the Pittsburgh Pirates for Roberto Hernandez and Oliver Perez on July 31, 2006.

4 hours till the clock strikes midnight!

2 comments:

Mack said...

I remember when Kazmir was traded and a lot of people "in the know" questioned his intensity and vulnerability... I thought trading him was a mistake, but bringing him back now is two wrongs that don't make a right.

derekshowerman said...

Mack, agreed! But there ahs been much too much chatter to ignore it. The only way I could see him fitting in is as a closer. But Krod isn't going anywhere, so could he be a set up man. At his price tag, I say no! Not with Wagner coming back!

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