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Why Reyes Can be Traded

I do NOT want to trade Jose, but sometimes you have to do things you dont like.

The following is a table that lists the World Series Champions since Reyes came to the Mets in 2003.  It lists who their SS was and who their leadoff hitter was and their position. 

 

 

World Series Champions Year SS Leadoff Hitter Position
Giants 2010 Edgar Renteria Andres Torres OF
Yankees 2009 Derek Jeter Derek Jeter SS
Phillies 2008 Jimmy Rollins Jimmy Rollins SS
Red Sox 2007 Julio Lugo Jacoby Ellsbury OF
Cardinals 2006 David Eckstein David Eckstein SS
White Sox 2005 Juan Uribe Scott Podsednik OF
Red Sox 2004 Orlando Cabrera Johnny Damon OF
Marlins 2003 Alex Gonzalez Juan Pierre OF

 

So obviously everyone can read but 5 times in the last 8 seasons the WS champ did not have a SS leadoff, and their SS was not a top 500 player in the league!

 Reyes is a catalyst and an amazing ball player, but SS rarely wins a team championships.  Does everyone still disagree?

 

Why can't we trade Reyes, and find a leadoff hitter who can do what Reyes does but plays CF, plus get a SP in return as long as a 2b, sign a veteran SS and go from there?

 

Hypothetically speaking what if the Mets traded Reyes to Boston and got Ellsbury, Scutaro(Lowrie) and a SP from Boston ?

 

Ellsbury

Pagan

Wright

Bay

Davis

Scutaro

Thole

Veteran SS

 

Is that line up ANY worse than having Reyes atop the lineup?(Beltran missing because he is always hurt and will not be back next season)

 

I have NO clue what pitcher would/could be included in that deal but it was just an example

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