Sherman On Mets, D-Backs, Masterson, Rasmus

It's still early on Day Three of the Winter Meetings in Orlando, but Joel Sherman of the New York Post is coming out of the gate with a few items of note. Let's dive in and round them up…

  • An increasingly crowded first base trade market may make it difficult for the Mets to acquire a solid return for Ike Davis, as Sherman outlines in a column.
  • Sherman adds in the same piece that the Mets have placed a "significant return cost" on Daniel Murphy, but people around the league continue to believe he could be dealt.
  • With Tyler Skaggs headed to the Angels, the Diamondbacks may no longer have the trade pieces to pry Jeff Samardzija away from the Cubs. However, Sherman says (via Twitter) that the D-Backs would now "really love" to acquire Justin Masterson from the Indians.
  • The Toronto Sun's Bob Elliott reported on Tuesday that the Blue Jays had offered Colby Rasmus to a pair of teams in exchange for starting pitching, and it sounds as if Rasmus remains in play. Sherman tweets that the Jays will use Rasmus to try to land a starter.

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6 Comments on "Sherman On Mets, D-Backs, Masterson, Rasmus"

1 year 9 months ago

Don’t see how Toronto can trade Rasmus and see a net improvement in the club for next year. That being said I’d be fine with them cashing in on his career year, despite the fact that he’s one of my favorite players, if it can get us a good starter to slot in the 2/3 spot in the rotation

1 year 9 months ago

If the Mets are going to be competitive this year, two sort of miraculous things would need to happen:

-The young guys (TDA, Wheeler, Syndergaard) would have to take the league by storm.
-They would need someone to have an unexpectedly amazing season at the plate.

With Duda, you know what you’re going to get: bad defense, slightly above average offense. With Davis, you’ll get pretty good defense and either terrible offense or great offense. Considering that the Mets are not exactly on the cusp and that 2015 figures to be much better when Harvey returns and the young guys have another year to develop, why not see if Ike can put it all together?

He’s not even a free agent until 2017, if you’re so dead-set on trading him, you can do so next year.

1 year 9 months ago

Duda will be platooning with Josh Satin.

1 year 9 months ago

Yes, and I’m saying I don’t like this. The ceiling for that is much lower than if Ike is there instead of Duda.

And imo, the market for Ike is shrinking. If Hart signs with the Brewers, that’s another team that’s out. Don’t be surprised if they don’t trade him.

Mike LaRose
1 year 9 months ago

I’m with you, you know what you’ve got with Duda but Ike is a gold glove caliber 1st baseman and you can still trade him during the season if he doesn’t improve to where he should be. He could increase his value by hitting better next season.

1 year 9 months ago

We named our now 1 yr old son Colby… would hate to see him go.