Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 12/11/13
Adam asks… What do you think of trading Ike Davis and Lucas Duda and moving Daniel Murphy to first base so we can play Wilmer Flores at second base? The way I see it Murphy is far more productive than Duda or Davis and is a doubles machine who can drive in runs plus throw in his stolen bases, I also have this fear that Wilmer Flores is getting dismissed when it’s obvious he’s our best offensive prospect right now. Shouldn’t we give 400 at-bats to see what we’ve got? Thanks. Tommy replies… It sounds like you want to give Flores a shot while making sure Murphy’s bat remains in the lineup. That’s not a bad idea, although it really depends what we can get in return for Davis and Duda. I would be more willing to part with Duda. Davis has had his struggles but hit 32 home runs in 2012, so he is not somebody we should just toss to the curb. Now for a bit of a tangent… The Mets need a shortstop, a solid starting pitcher (especially with Harvey out), and some bullpen help. They might be able...
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