I didn't have the time to complete an entire AAOP post during the off-season but I came up with a couple suggestions I'd like to revisit. Also, I'd like to preface I'm a very humble person this is just in jest and in good fun. Who knew my aim would be so good.
I mentioned Matt Kemp and Chad Billingsley as likely attainable players due to the Dodgers and McCourt fiasco. Kemp is having an unreal season while Bills is having quite a bounce back year. Both would have been huge gets for the Mets had they produced these numbers in orange and blue. For longshots I had Clayton Kershaw and Andre Ethier. Kershaw is having one of the better under the radar seasons in baseball. Overshadowed by off the field stories, Kershaw and Kemp have been the two of the better stories for the organization. Either has struggled more often than not but he is up for free agency at season's end so he could have been acquired much easier in hindsight.
My best suggestion, Asdrubal Cabrera. Coming off injury and in a rebuilding year, no one expected the start Asdrubal and the Tribe got off to begin the season. Wow what could have been if the Mets showcased Reyes and Asdrubal in a battle of I can be more awesome than you offensively and defensively. If I could have one of these predictions come true Asdrubal would have been the one. As I mentioned in my original post, Asdrubal would play 2B and I'm not sure anything would get by him or Reyes. Yes, I patted my own back because I wondered was I the only one to think about this guy? Baring someone's mispelling, I was the only person regarding AAOP to suggest Asdrubal. Ahthankyou. With Fausto he's been on a roller coaster season, he still shows flashes of greatness but his control is his Achilles' heel. Santana hasn't seemed to pick up where his rookie campaign was abruptly ended. The Mets would still like him over Thole at this point.
Again, sorry for the humblebrag. I hope you guys understand I just found it impressive and surprising how well my suggestions turned out, especially Asdrubal and Kemp. Have a great weekend folks.