Originally written December 17, 2012 on Mets360.com:
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The Mets and Blue Jays have come to terms on a swap of players that has some people worrying about the future of the Mets.  After all… the Mets traded a bevy of prospects for Johan Santana.  The Mets, you will recall, traded: Carlos Gomez, Phillip Humber, Deolis Guerra and Kevin Mulvey for the Cy Young winning lefty who was going to be the Ace of their staff.  Critics of the Dickey trade point out that the prospects haven’t really come to haunt the Mets in recent years but I think these critics are not looking at all the information. The four prospects that the Mets traded for Johan Santana were not elite.  Nobody in baseball considered them elite.  The Mets didn’t let go of their top prospects (Mike Pelfrey and Fernando Martinez) they let go of a lead-off hitter who couldn’t get on base, starting pitchers who never factored above the #3 spot in the rotation and a distant prospect who showed promise but was too young to tell.  At the time people thought that the Met offer wa...
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