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re: a little traiding rant-reasons why not to trade away pitching prospects

I've been reading a lot of suggestions of late by fellow Met fans whom are probably impatient with the losing to trade away all of the Mets young pitching talent for veteran OF or veteran pitching help.

I understand the itchy trigger finger and heart's desires, believe me. But, if you look at the recent run of post season teams-their success came from their young pitching core. To name a few teams: A's (where would they be without Jarrod Parker, Sonny Gray, Dan Straily?) Braves (Kris Medlen, Mike Minor, lesser extent Beachy and their bullpen...), Cards (Shelby Miller, Michael Wacha, Lance Lynn-and Wainwright-) Pirates (Cole, Locke); Red Sox (Lester, Dubrount, Buchholz) Rays (Price, Hellickson, Cobb). Giants (Cain, The Freak, Bumgarner). And many of the teams' veteran pitchers also came through their farm system. See a trend, impatient Met fans? And some of them made it far without a filled lineup, much of their hitting talent was mixed and matched (Giants, Rays).

I also don't get why so insistent on trading the depth away when Harvey, Mejia, and Hefner are on the shelf for most of 2014. At best, just sign a Dice-K or Harang and hope.

Look, it sucks terribly to be awful for another year, but when Harvey returns, Wheeler has more experience, and Syndegaard has a full year under his belt....look out.
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