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I reached out to friends in the Mets blogosphere recently to ask the following question:
What three prospects are the Mets most likely to trade before the end of the 2012 season?
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Trading “prospects” are done for one of three reasons:
1.A team is too deep positionally with prospects and someone doesn’t show the ability to excel at another position (a good example would be a ‘healthy’ Zach Lutz).
2. A team can immediately get a time-tested major league player to fill in one of the slots in the parent team’s lineup card (example: Carlos Beltran for Zack Wheeler).
3. You want to get rid of someone who has ‘issues’ as well as talent before the other team figures out they made a bad deal (example: trading Jordany Valdespin a year ago).
My guess… Jeurys Familia… Josh Edgin… Jefry Marte
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Philadelphia Phillies (36-46) vs. New York Mets (44-37)
Cliff Lee (0-5, 4.13) vs. Chris Young (2-1, 3.30)
Time: 1:10, Citi Field
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