Originally posted on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 9/19/12
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It was obvious at the end of the 2011 season that the Mets needed to make trades because the talent on the roster did not fit. Sandy Alderson made only one notable trade last offseason, but it did not address the logjam or bring in needed C or OF help. Now Alderson finally seems ready to do what he should have done last year and the reaction from the fan base is … panic? I don’t get it. Much has been made recently about the Mets trading Ike Davis. The team has three people on the major league roster – Davis, Lucas Duda, Daniel Murphy – capable of being a full-time first baseman. There’s nobody capable of being a full-time outfielder and after the year Josh Thole had, it’s an open question if there’s anyone capable of being a full-time catcher, either. I lIke Davis – even have him on my dynasty fantasy league. But if trading Davis gets the Mets a power-hitting righty-hitting OF, I shake his hand and wish him luck as I usher him out the door. I truly believe this should be...
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