As we approach the trading deadline, anybody who has a keyboard will be coming up with trade ideas for the New York Mets. The truth is, I try to stay away from the “rumor” machine because I feel like I’ve learned my lesson with getting enthralled in things that never actually happen.
The Mets are in an interesting position because so much of what they do moving forward depends on Ike Davis. If Davis comes back and stinks the place up, then we could be looking at a need we never thought we had.
For the sake of this discussion, let’s assume everything goes okay with Ike and hitting coach George Greer is able to figure something out that Ike can hold onto over the long term.
The Mets will need a leadoff hitter, and I think we saw what a guy like Eric Young Jr. can do to the team by injecting some life into the base paths.
I’d love to tell you I think Young Jr. or Byrd are long term solutions for 2014, but I really don’t think that is the case. If I’m wrong, I’ll happily be wrong becaus...