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AAOP: Use the Prospects

I think that Sandy Alderson has done an average job with the farm system and since we have a couple new

prospects,I believe we should use them to improve now. This is New York.

Steps:

1. Extend David Wright (7 Years/ 126 million). He will earn 16 million this year

This guy deserves the money. He should be the face of the franchise and should be here to win a championship, but we need to show him that we are willing to build a championship team.

2. Extend R.A. Dickey (2 Years/ 12 million with team option/buyout for the 3rd year)

R.A. has a very good chance to win the Cy Young tonight. He is the reason fans flock to the stadium when he pitches. Although he is old, he should last atleast 2-3 more years. If we do have to trade him, hopefully we get a bucketload of prospects for him.

3. Sign OF Nate McLouth (1 Year/ 3 million)

McLouth was a good player for the Pirates, a few years back, but has declined a little. He hit a solid .268 with the Orioles and a good reason why they got there. I think the Mets should atleast see what he has got and i think he is better than Duda.

4. Sign P Dana Eveland (1 Year/ 1 million) and Matt Lindstrom (1 Year/ 3 million)

5. Trade P Jenrry Mejia and IF Reese Havens to Boston for C Jarrod Saltalamacchia

Jarrod has had a rough go in the majors, but hes available and not Josh Thole.

6. Trade P Jeurys Familia, 3B Wilmer Flores, and P Robert Carson for OF Shin Soo Choo and RP Chris Perez

This is my favorite. Perez is a guy who could jump into a Closer role which makes everyone else a lot more comfortable in the bullpen. He had 39 saves for a bad Indians team and he desperately wants out. Choo is another solid player who hit 16 HRs and .283. The downsides are that he is 30 and is a free agent in 2014. I do not like trading Familia and Flores since those are our number 2 and 3 prospects, but to soldify a better bullpen and lineup this needs to happen. I have not seen anything out of Familia to like and Flores is being blocked by Wright, so why not trade him?

The infield:

C JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA 2,500,000
1B IKE DAVIS 2,800,000
2B DANIEL MURPHY 3,000,000
3B DAVID WRIGHT 16,000,000
SS RUBEN TEJADA 500,000


The Outfield:

LF NATE MCCLOUTH 3,000,000
CF KIRK NIEUWENHUIS 500,000
RF SHIN SOO CHOO 5,000,000

The Rotation:

SP R.A. DICKEY 5,000,000
SP JOHAN SANTANA 31,000,000
SP JON NEISE 3,050,000
SP MATT HARVEY 500,000
SP DILLON GEE 500,000

The Bullpen:

RP BOBBY PARNELL 1,500,000
RP JOSH EDGIN 500,000
RP FRANK FRANCISCO 6,500,000
RP CHRIS PEREZ 4,500,000
RP DANA EVELAND 1,000,000
RP MATT LINDSTROM 3,000,000

The Bench:

OF MIKE BAXTER 500,000
OF LUCAS DUDA 500,000
IF JORDANY VALDESPIN 500,000
IF JUSTIN TURNER 500,000
C JOSH THOLE 1,500,000

All of these salaries plus the 6 million owed to Jason Bay would put the Mets at

99,850,000

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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