My New York Mets Christmas List
A. D. Scardapane
1. Sign Curtis Granderson. And do it now before Ben Cherington and the Sox swoop in.
2. Sign Corey Hart. Low risk, high reward. 30 HR potential.
3. Sign Bartolo Colon to eat up those innings. The A’s aren’t willing to pay. And if he pitches as well as he has the past couple years in the AL West, then he is sure to produce in the NL East.
5. Trade Zack Wheeler to the Indians for Asdrubal Cabrera. If Colon is signed he won’t be missed. And with Harvey returning in 2015, just when Noah Syndergaard should be ready to play his first full Major League season, there would be no need for Wheeler. There is a surplus of young, capable arms in the organization: Hefner, Gee, Niese, Harvey, Wheeler, Mejia, Familia. Cabrera is a good shortstop with some pop, and the Indians claim they’re willing to listen. Plus, if I see Ruben Tejada in the starting lineup on Opening Day I’m never watching another Mets game until the day I die.
7. Sign Kurt Suzuki. Lets face it; there should be no such thing as a 24-year-old prospect. If Travis D’ Arnaud were a franchise catcher, he’d already be showing some signs of competency. Suzuki is no stud, but he’s an above average fielder with solid hitting credentials.
8. Sign Nate McLouth. This guy will absolutely eat up CitiField. And he shouldn’t be a high figure signing. McLouth, Lagares, Granderson sounds pretty good to me.
9. Lastly, sign Ryan Madson. Again, low risk, high reward. With his injury troubles he can’t be expecting much. He could certainly help to round out the bullpen.
Here you go Wilpons and Sandy Alderson. This is my wish list. Your franchise is in the biggest market in the United States. And it is your duty to spend the money that your fans put in your pocket in a way that will improve your product. At this moment your product is embarrassing. And you’re wasting the career of one of the most talented, generous and above all loyal players in franchise history in David Wright. Obviously, most of these moves won’t be made. In fact, there’s a good chance that none of them will be made. Regardless, here is my point: We gave you the money. Now go out and spend it.