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Mets Need To Follow Padres Plan With Prospects


#On #Monday, #Steve #Cohen reacted on his #Twitter feed to the #San #Diego #Padres acquiring starter #Blake #Snell from #Tampa #Bay. Then on #Tuesday, the #Padres surpassed the #Mets as the busiest offseason team and acquired starter #Yu darvish from the #Cubs.

#Cohen’s newsflash is no secret, as #Sandy #Alderson has discussed the need to bolster the #Mets farm system ever since taking over as team president. #This is why the #Mets are looking at holding on to their prospects, as they look to create depth in their farm system.

The #Mets eventually want to be in the same position as the #Padres. #In the meantime, they will probably spend with caution to meet their needs.

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#Even though the thought of #Francisco #Lindor or #Nolan #Arenado on the #Opening #Day roster is enticing, replenishing a depleted farm system is a priority for #Alderson and his GM #Jared #Porter.

#You need to give in order to get player’s like that and simply put, the #Mets can’t afford to give away what they have on the farm. #This is due to the previous GM, who had a philosophy of winning now at any cost.

#If successful, this philosophy could be sound, but the #Mets did not make the playoffs in the two seasons in which they were trying to win now. #And that has hurt the #Mets. They would love to pull off a trade for #Lindor. #And with #Robinson #Cano money off the books, a void in the infield, who would not want the #All-Star #Lindor in the lineup?

#For now though, the #Mets situation shows they can’t wheel and deal with other teams as the #Padres have shown the ability to in past few days.

#Newsflash, the #Padres sacrificed and built from within. #With the #Mets, this is not a newsflash.

#So #Steve #Cohen has done his homework and looked at the accumulation of #Padres prospects. A.J. #Preller the #Padres general manager had a model the past decade and sacrificed with losing seasons. #He acquired and held on to young prospects and the #Padres plan has come to fruition.

#Back in #August, #Preller pulled off six trades in two days ahead of the deadline. They had the resources to trade 16 players and many close to the major league level.

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The past few days there were nine more prospects available to obtain #Snell and #Darvish. #Dinelson #Lamet and #Chris #Paddack add to their rotation. #Mike #Clevinger, also acquired in a trade for prospects from the #Indians is expected back in 2022 after undergoing #Tommy #John surgery.

#Again that tweet had more of an impact on the vision for #Steve #Cohen. They hope to acquire more prospects in the long run, giving them more assets to pursue deals in the future.

#So what is the point of this?

#Simple, the #Mets need a front-line starter as there is no guarantee that #Trevor #Bauer is going to be their next big splash in free agency.

#Tuesday, a source informed me that #Tampa #Bay reached out to the #Mets about a possible trade for #Snell. The #Rays are unloading contracts in a rebuilding mode and that is attributed to a major loss of revenue from a short 2020 season.

The asking price for #Snell? #Prospects. #Of course the #Mets could not answer. They could not provide the almost ready major league talent that would fit for the #Rays in their rebuilding plan.

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A good #Mets offseason is the signing of #McCann and if they can acquire #George #Springer. The perfect offseason is signing the trifecta of #McCann, #Springer, and #Bauer. #Either way, signing two of the three is a success.

#In between, and as slow as it has been, the #Mets are not looking at giving away prospects or draft picks in a major trade. #So all of the #Francisco #Lindor trade talk with #Cleveland, as good as it sounds, should not be taken seriously.

A trade of that magnitude would require parting with the prospects that #Sandy #Alderson has vowed to keep on board.

The #Mets need to rebuild their depleted minor league system. #And #Steve #Cohen is certainly aware of that need.

#Rich #Mancuso: [email protected] #Facebook.com/Rich #Mancuso





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