Quick Hits: Pelfrey, Wandy, Beato, Bennett

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22 Comments on "Quick Hits: Pelfrey, Wandy, Beato, Bennett"


4 years 3 months ago

i hope felix is available this summer so we can work out a deal for him with pelfrey in it…imagine a rotation of

hernandez
santana
dickey
niese
young

it would suddenly look amazing

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

Yeah the mets don’t have the prospects or the cash for him they will be doing a fire sale to unload cash and stock up on prospects. It’s not a bad thing at all or a burn on the mets it’s what they have to do because their owner was working with one of the worst people in American history.

JohnnyHamer
4 years 3 months ago

I originally was going to say a smart and ignorant remark but reconsidered and I’ll just say that there is no way the Mets trade for Felix.

BentoBox
4 years 3 months ago

“i hope felix is available this summer so we can work out a deal for him with pelfrey in it..”

The Mets need a RF too so why not throw in Ichiro!

NOISIAH
4 years 3 months ago

why the hell would the mets trade pelfrey? Stark wasn’t referring to trading him in a felix trade, he mentioned it as just a player they may deal at the deadline. Hmm… A 27yr old cheap 15 game winner. Yup, why wouldn’t a financially strapped team ship him out of town. As a met fan, it bothers me when national writers pretend to know anything about the mets. Because when they do, their overreaching insults hurled towards the mets fall short of the reality test and end up making no sense. See– Buster Olney’s analysis of Jason Isringhausen in extended spring train/ this idiocy.

ultimate913
4 years 3 months ago

Well you better also hope for a 2B, Beltran not to blow either leg out, a closer to become available, the organization not to be in debt, Pujols suddenly wanting to become a Met, Santana to become 25 again, Reyes wanting to stay and a top 10 farm system.

I’m sure you can add more too. Now THAT, would suddenly look amazing.

Slopeboy
4 years 3 months ago

What exactly do the Mets have that would entice Seattle to trade away their franchise player? Pelfrey is a decent start, but that’s not even close to a realistic trade chip.

CitizenSnips
4 years 3 months ago

Seriously. Seeing that in the news blurb made me nervous someone had made a trade proposal involving King Felix. Oh well.

4 years 3 months ago

I like Wandy, but he’s no spring chicken. I wonder what kind of return we could conceivably get on a 33-year-old southpaw.

Johnny Dolkaz
4 years 3 months ago

60 Million coming off the books after this season, where you get the idea we have no money next year?

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

The 1+ billion the owner is going to owe to maddoffs victims.

CitizenSnips
4 years 3 months ago

That lawsuit isn’t going anywhere.

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

You know that how?

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

Tim have some respect and please stop allowing any and all of your people on this site from posting about potential Felix Trades. He is signed to a very very very team friendly contract given his abilities, only what 25 years old, signed through at least 2014 and the M;s have money coming off the books and decent prospects coming up. HE isnt going anywhere till at the very earliest the summer of his last year of his contract.

basemonkey
4 years 3 months ago

Regret losing Beato? He’s been languishing against younger competition in the lower minors for YEARS. Beato has a good fastball, but he’s not been able to command anything, and his secondary pitches haven’t advanced as much as everyone had hoped. He’s had plenty of chances.

The Mets have to keep him in the majors all year long. The Mets might be one of the few teams that have room for such an arm. Also, the only reason they picked him is because he’s the one that got away for them, but in all honesty, the Mets were probably better off picking another Rule V guy.

adropofvenom
4 years 3 months ago

That may have been true and all, but it’s also pretty obvious that things began to click for him the second he was moved to the bullpen. 2.11 ERA in AA last year, an impressive spring for the Mets, and now has made the club. I dunno about you, but a team in the Orioles position shouldn’t be giving away potentially decent relievers. The Orioles are one of the few teams that “should have room for such an arm” as well.

CitizenSnips
4 years 3 months ago

Supposedly the Mets have had an eye on Beato ever since they failed to sign him back in 05. They finally got their man and for a much cheaper price with more experience.

4 years 3 months ago

Felix isn’t available!!!! NO WAY!! 😉

4 years 3 months ago

I’m good with keeping Big Pelf, but if the offer is right I don’t see why we can’t explore it. Mejia is expected to be big league ready by mid year in some circles. I dont’ think he’s a future ace but he’s certainly capable of replacing Pelf.

adropofvenom
4 years 3 months ago

Seems to me you would have 4/5’s of a rotation between a healthy Santana, Dickey (Knuckleballers have been known to pitch effectively into their 40’s), Niese, and Mejia (Not close to ready? The only thing he needs is a little seasoning, which he should have by 2012, hell, he should have it by July). For the last spot you could either give Gee a chance to run with it, or sign a free agent, or who knows what kind of talent you could get in return for Pelfrey, maybe a near ML ready starter is a part of that package…

I think you’d have to be open minded about it. Pelfrey is certainty replaceable…it’s about time to maximize his value in a trade with 2 and a half years left under control (come July)…..he’s beginning to make a significant amount of money (probably about 6 million in arbitration next year), and will be impossible to resign prior to free agency considering he’s a Boras client (and when he does get there, he’ll probably be overpaid, again because he’s a Boras client).

jwsox
4 years 3 months ago

thats still 300 mill the mets owners would need to come up with

tacko
4 years 3 months ago

Which is more or less how much the Wilpons profited from the scheme.