Envisioning an Andrew McCutchen to the Mets trade

The 2016 Baseball Winter Meetings concluded on Thursday. While a number of teams were in the mix for or making splashy trades and free agent signings the New York Mets mostly looked for a place to offload the $13 million contract of Jay Bruce. Depressing isn’t it? Yes, bringing back Yoenis Cespedes is fantastic but [...]

Potential Winter Meetings targets for the Mets

Are we all ready for the winter meetings? Given the general lack of talent in the free agent group it has been speculated that there may be more than the typical number of trades. We know that Sandy Alderson is looking to trade Jay Bruce and/or Curtis Granderson. The GM’s first goal is to fortify [...]

The case for trading Curtis Granderson instead of Jay Bruce

On Thursday my esteemed Mets360 colleague Charlie Hangley made a convincing case to Sandy Alderson that in trading a lefty hitting veteran outfielder it should be Jay Bruce, not Curtis Granderson, who gets moved. It is undeniable that Curtis Granderson is a fine baseball player and an even more exemplary human being. He epitomizes what [...]

T.J. Rivera: the needed utility upgrade over Eric Campbell

Utility baseball players, more formally known as multiposition players, have been in baseball for over a century. The immortal Flying Dutchman, Honus Wagner, one of the greatest players ever, played in the National League for 20 years starting in 1897. While he played nearly 1900 games at shortstop and is usually remembered for his work [...]