Originally written on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/22/14
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Hitman asks: With this hoopla going on right now with David Wright and the contract negotiations (Wright being dissatisfied by the contract offer in length & value), and Giancarlo Stanton being very outspoken against Miami, wouldn’t it be smart to package Wright along with Johan Santana (eat about 60% of his contract), Zack Wheeler, Jeurys Familia, and Rafael Montero in order to land Giancarlo? Strike while the iron is hot, so to speak? Murph can briefly play 3rd until Flores is ready (or go get themselves another short term 3rd baseman like Polanco for one year), followed up by trading for Asdrubal Cabrera from Cleveland, either sliding Tejada to 2nd base or putting Cabrera at 2nd base. XtreemIcon replies: Hitman, I’ll give you my short answer, then my long answer. My short answer is that it would be very smart to do this. I’d drive each and every one of them to the airport myself. And carry their luggage. The long answer is that it’s so smart for the Mets that I don’t see the...
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