Originally written on Mets360.com  |  Last updated 1/13/13
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The offensive pipe dream for the Mets this offseason has been to swing a trade for Justin Upton. Now that we’ve seen what the parameters for an Upton deal might be from the vetoed deal with the Mariners, it’s way past time to move on to a more realistic target. Recently, another righty hitting power outfield bat was put on the market when the Nationals re-signed Adam LaRoche, which makes Michael Morse expendable. In one of the most underrated trades of the past five years, Washington traded Ryan Langerhans to Seattle for Morse. For two players who are both outfielders, they are essentially polar opposites of one another. Langerhans bats and fields left, is an outstanding defensive outfielder and has all of the punch of non-alcoholic beer. Meanwhile, Morse bats and throws right, is a poor defensive outfielder and he drew MVP votes in 2011 thanks to his .910 OPS with 31 HR. So, why on earth would the Nationals consider moving a 30-HR bat? Washington is set in the outfield aft...
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