We’re in the offseason, where people believe the Mets have an unlimited budget and other teams want to bend over backwards to trade us their best player. It’s George Costanza saying he’s figured out a way to get Barry Bonds and Ken Griffey Jr. and it won’t cost that much.
Nobody wants a repeat of the 2011-2012 offseason where the big free agent acquisitions were Frank Francisco and Jon Rauch and the big trade was the Angel Pagan for Andres Torres and Ramon Ramirez swap. Even if it is hard to ignore that that’s what happened when the offseason goals were to improve the bullpen and center field defense.
So, let’s take part in a little dream exercise. Instead of bargain bin shopping and challenge trades, let’s aim for the high end of things. Wouldn’t it be fun if Mookie Betts was patrolling center field? How about if the recent batting practice session meant that Yoenis Cespedes was healthy enough to play a full season? Imagine Gerrit Cole toeing the rubber for the home team in Citi Field! Or if instead of killing us with multi big hit games, Anthony Rendon was the starting 3B for the Mets.
Which one of these is your dream scenario?