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What I think will happen Vs. What I hope will happen


What I think will happen:

The Mets will deal Luis Castillo at some point, and I think they'll settle upon Juan Cruz as the best man for the swapping. At that point they'll negotiate Orlando Hudson to a 2 year, $10 million deal, as no other team seems extremely interested.

They sign Jason Bay to a 3 year, $33 million deal. The Sox found no opening in their roster for him, so they decided to leave him to New York. With no other team willing to go quite as high, the Mets get a decent deal out of him.

The Mets decide to go with Joel Pineiro for 2 years $16 million with some option situation for the third year.

Bengie Molina agrees to a 1 year $3 million contract. He believe he can get more in the next offseason.

Fernando Tatis is re-added to the roster, and the Mets look to Juan Castro as a backup middle infielder.

Lineup: Reyes, Hudson, Beltran, Wright, Bay, Francoeur, Molina, Murphy

Bench: Tatis, Blanco, Cora, Castro, Pagan

Rotation: Santana, Pineiro, Pelfrey, Maine, Perez

Bullpen: Rodriguez, Escobar, Parnell, Green, Cruz, Feliciano, Igarashi

What I hope will happen:

The Mets participate in a three-way trade to end up with Aaron Harang and David DeJesus. The deal I proposed earlier in the FanPosts obviously has too many moving parts to be realistic by any means, but I think some of it could have merit. The Reds would receive Maine and Hochevar, the Royals would receive Castillo, Dickerson and Francoeur, and the Mets would receive DeJesus, Harang and Cruz. Prospects would be moved as well, most likely offensive prospects from the Mets' farm to Kansas City, and an arm like Beaulac or Carson to the Reds

The Mets keep the catching situation as is.

They add Orlando Hudson to a 2 year, $10 million deal with a third year club option

With DeJesus and Pagan, they pass up and Bay and focus on pitching. With Maine, Francoeur and Castillo gone, the cost of Harang pays for itself, meaning the Mets still have some money to work with. Santana, Harang, Pelfrey, Perez is the top 4 of the rotation, and the Mets either sign Sheets to a 1 year, $6 million deal backloaded with option money, John Smoltz to a 1 year, $2 million deal, or Garland to a 2 year, $12 milion contract.

Adam Everett, Fernando Tatis, Endy Chavez are added for the bench

Lineup: Reyes, Hudson, Beltran, Wright, DeJesus, Pagan, Blanco/Santos, Murphy

Bench: Tatis, Everett, Blanco/Santos, Chavez, Cora

Rotation: Santana, Harang, Pelfrey, Sheets/Smoltz/Garland, Perez

Bullpen: Rodriguez, Escobar, Parnell, Green, Cruz, Feliciano, Igarashi

This FanPost was contributed by a member of the community and was not subject to any vetting or approval process. It does not necessarily reflect the opinions, reasoning skills, or attention to grammar and usage rules held by the editors of this site.

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