Its sad to think that the Mets might have to trade off David Wright to help balance out the books. Wright numbers have not translated well to Citi and he has been getting hurt more as he has been getting older but he still possesses power and the ability to play gold glove defense and hit. I suggest trading David to the Angels for Mark Turbo and Peter Bourgeois of course your gonna have to sweeten the deal up a bit so throw in Jenry Meja and two mid level guys to open up some space for the Angels. See the Angels have Mike Trout in the wait and dude can ball but Peter Bourgeois stands in his way in center field and they have a pretty big hole at third. The Angels plan on making Turbo who took over 1st base for them last year and was a rookie of the year contender with 29 home runs but the Angels have made moves to make a series run with El Hombre and El douche bag (C.J. Wilson) so do you really want to rely on Turbo at 3rd with the sophomore slump and learning a new defensive position. So this deal works out well sine Turbo and Bourgeois have yet to "break out " in the Bigs so they will arbitration ready after a few years. Bourgeois can man center and when Kirk Nieuwenhuis is ready to take over for Bay in Left field next year. If you think about it Turbo and Bourgeois fit perfectly into the Mets Lineup : 1. CF Bourjos 2. 2b Murphy 3. 3rd Trumbo 4.1b Davis 5. Rf Duda 6.Lf Bay 7. C.Thole 8. Ss.Tejda 9. Who ever pitches that day. Trumbo, Davis and Duda could be a very powerful trio .
As I hinted to in the last sentence the Mets should probably trade Bay like the Yankees traded Burnett to a team in 2013 to a team in the hunt who needs some power or defense because if you look at it Bay has been good on the field just not at the plate. Or they should trade him to a team like Seattle because they love to make stupid moves and Bay might love being close to home since he grew up in the Pacific north west but up in Canada. Yeah and since the Gm out there know the bare minimum about baseball the Mets could probably send Bay and Gee out there for John Jaso , Michael Saunders , and some pitching prospects. I know that's out there but seriously then send Michael Pineda to the Yankees for Jesus Monitor who will not be that good out in Seattle.
I am not 100% sold on Ruben Tejeda and Daniel Murphy in the middle infield with no real good prospects in sight except for Reese Haven and Jordan Valdespin but there is really nothing good out there for the middle infield that would be cheap. So for right now I can deal with Murphy hitting .300 with a few knocks and platooning with Turner who is a good option off the bench. The Mets need good pitching and the pick ups in the bullpen adding John Raush , Ramon Ramirez, Frank Francisco should be good enough to survive. I am available for a consultant job I will work for 3 years for 70 k which is a butt load cheaper then half the front office and I promise nothing. Oh and in my final Act as a member of Mets brass... Hire Paul Lo Duca as toughness coach ... Miss you buddy.
Sadly I know these moves wont be made so it might be dark times ahead. The best we can hope for is a .500 season or the rare underdog run that mess up teams seasons but we should hope for the best because we are Mets fans and we are tougher then nails and have more character then Yankees fans because we know what its like to fail and we know what its like to win if we stick together and ride this out we can have a ton of fun. Ok I know its not one of my greatest rally cries but spring training just started... I don't know but I do like playing Gm in pretend time. I think I might do this again.