Tony Plate - Mets Trade Rumors


Hello my name is Tony Plate. I’m from Binghamton, NY. I’ve been a Mets fan since 1967. It is a pleasure to be on this site. I wish the Mets success in 2018.
The Jacob deGrom rumors continue. I understand that the Brewers are interested. They have the best record in their division and one of the best records in the National League. deGrom would make the Brewers instant world series contenders. Since deGrom is an elite type of pitcher the Brewers would have to part with a few of their top prospects.
 Another team that can use a front- line type of pitcher would be the Yankees and they currently have the major league players that in my opinion that would make the Mets very much interested. The Mets need an upgrade in the long-term at catcher, third base, and at second base. So how about a possible trade in which the Yankees can send Gary Sanchez, Miguel Andujar and Tyler Wade for Noah Syndergaard and Kevin Plawecki? I mention Noah instead of deGrom, because deGrom is approaching thirty and Noah is twenty-five which would be more appealing to the Yankees therefore I think they would make this trade without hesitation. Also, this trade would add much needed power to the Mets offense.
It is known that the Yankees have called twenty teams in their search for another starter. I think at the current time the Mets would be the best team to call if a team is looking for both a front-line type of pitcher that can also be the ace of a staff, because both deGrom and Syndergaard are that number one type of pitchers. It is rare for a team to have two pitchers that can anchor a staff.  Also, it looks like the Mets will not be making the playoffs so I think that they would be sellers and would be willing to listen to serious offers for at least one of the pitchers. Since both the Mets and Yankees are friendly rivals you would think that both teams would be willing to make more trades with each other which in my opinion would be more be more entertaining for the fans meaning since the two teams have the players that they seek for improvement maybe that can lead to a subway series in the near future?
Next month should be full of excitement for NY fans at the trade deadline to see if the Mets can make trades to restock their farm system so they can become serious contenders in the near future. As for the Yankees would they look to the Mets for another front- line pitcher to team with Luis Severino so they can get past the defending champion Houston Astros who look like the team to beat for the Yankees to get to the World Series. Only time will tell.


Thomas Brennan said...

Welcome aboard, Tony.

I would do that Sanchez/Andujar for Thor/Plawecki trade.

Mack Ade said...

David Bruder - @DBYankees1

Replying to @JohnMackinAde

Syndergaard and Plawecki for Sanchez, Andujar and Wade?? You have a better chance of hitting Powerball

Mike Freire said...

Yes, welcome Tony.

You are not far from my old stomping grounds (Oneonta).

Interesting take on trading one of our "aces". I am on board IF we can get multiple, IMPACT players in return. Not a collection of kids in Single A, but players ready to contribute.

I agree that third base is a troubling void, but I would also add center field
to that list (we have a ton of short stop prospects, so one of them can slide over to second base, IMO).

I, too, would deal Noah before Jake....despite their ages.

Mike Freire said...

One other thing.......don't you love all the Yankee fans who want one of our "aces" for less then they got for half a season of Aroldis Chapman?

Both Jake and Noah are young, cost effective and under control for multiple seasons, so the price is going to be HIGH! Like two or three STUD prospects...if not, then go pound sand.

Mack Ade said...

Hey Tony. Great first post.

I forwarded your post on by Twitter account and got the response I posted above from a Yankees fan. Thought you would find it amusing.


I change my desires here almost overnight.

Right now, I want both Jake and Thor signed through 2023. I'd like to take those two off the table and build a new team with them, Gsellman, Lugo, Drew Smith, McNeil, Alonso, Rosario, Conforto, and Nimmo.

We're probably stuck with the Cespedes contract so we might as well play him when he is healthy.

Past that, I would offer uo Matz to the Yanks for two chips.

Thomas Brennan said...

Mack, if Matz keeps dealing, I don't see why the Yanks wouldn't covet a lefty like him. Still think if he could ever stay healthy, we might find him mimicking Andy Pettite. I'd take two very high impact, low risk minor leaguers for him.

Mack, we may have someone to fill that "3B void" - Jeff McNeil.

Mack Ade said...

Also... let's not forget that Wheels is healthy, hitting 99, and has another year before eligibility

Mack Ade said...

Tom -

McNeil, Guillorme, and Alonso call all play all three infield positions.

And it will get even better when Gimenez arrives in 2020.

Mike Freire said...

Agreed on Gimenez......he is my second baseman of the future (2020).

It would be awesome if McNeil can take over third, but he would be a weapon as a Zobrist-type, too.

Eddie Corona said...

don't count out Gimenez as the SS of the future...
Rosario hasn't proven anything and his defensive numbers are not impressive...

Mack if Matz would be traded to the Yankees, Would they give up Sheffield and Florial? or Florial and that Catching prospect they drafted?

Mack Ade said...

Eddie -

Re: Gimenez yes, I would place him on SS when he is ready. Rosario could easily move to third and McNeil play second

Re: Matz to Yanks - it all matters on how much they need a lefty SP3. They develop a lot of things over there but they have had a checkered past on developing front end starters.

Michael S. said...

Glad to see you come around to keeping them Mack. Yes, they’d command a haul but that level of pitching talent rarely comes around and they’d be almost impossible to replace.

A decently-run big market team would eat a large portion of the Cespedes deal for two years to move him. It’s very doable. Unfortunately we know who the owners are and you’re right - we’re stuck with him.

Michael S. said...

How quickly can Peterson get up to the majors and hold down an SP4 or 5?

Mack Ade said...


Earliet - 2o21

Eddie Corona said...

really Mack ? that long?
Why draft College players if they take 5 years...
I was college = 3 years, HS = 5 years...
I was thinking more like late next year...

Michael S. said...

Ugh...a little disappointing, as a college draftee I hoped he’d be in AAA by the middle of next year and ready to compete for a back end rotation spot in 2020. Thanks!

Reese Kaplan said...

Welcoome aboard, Tony.

I'm in the Branch Rickey school of, "We finished last with you. We can finish last without you."

You know the Mets are not going to pony up and pay their two aces what they're worth. And before you think this is the usual "Wilpons are cheap" rant, there's a validity to the business model of replenishing with lower cost talent. The problem is that Sandy Alderson/John Ricco have no eye for talent. Omar Minaya does. Let him do what he does best and start a bidding war for the aces. You should net a minimum of six solid new players for the two of them around whom you can build. Hopefully four of them pan out. Right now there's not a lot of "there" there.

Going into next season you have no one penciled in at 2B, Frazier may be dealt thus creating a vacancy at 3B, no catcher, no TRUE centerfielder and not a lot of cash. I think building for the future is the way to go.

Reese Kaplan said...

@Eddie -- While the Braves go to battle with 20 and 21 year olds (and are in first place), the Mets just promoted a 26 year old to AAA because he's not ready for the majors yet in their estimation. The Mets are much closer to last than to first.


Mack Ade said...

I will do some research on when Sandy and Company drafted college junior pitchers and when they made it to Queens.

I am in my wife's doctor office right now on my tele while she has an MRI

I will post it tonight as a new post

Mack Ade said...

Post is up

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