Found October 27, 2013 on Mets Merized Online:
Javier Baez‘s name has been getting kicked around the New York Mets’ fan base as a potential trade target for the Mets this winter, but there is virtually no chance this is going to happen. There is no way the Cubs would part ways with their prized prospect, but if they did, we would be talking about giving up Noah Syndergaard and maybe even Travis d’Arnaud in exchange for the Cubs’ slugging shortstop. But it’s not even worth worrying about because the likelihood of the Cubs giving up their No. 1 prospect is highly unlikely. Think about it, if the Mets had a shortstop in Double-A that crushed 37 homeruns last year, is there any chance they would think about trading him? There is still a question mark on where Baez will end up defensively. If the Mets did manage to pull off a trade for him, they would be trading about 30 errors at shortstop to gain about 30 homeruns at the plate. Baez made 44 errors in 2013—to put that in perspective, the highest amount of errors by a major league sh...
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