Originally posted on Mets Merized Online  |  Last updated 10/22/13
Could Michael Cuddyer join his best friend David Wright in Flushing? As we continue our quest for a winning team, we look at acquiring an outfielder.  To begin with, it sounds easier than it really is.  In July, teams traded their players – Alex Rios, Michael Morse, Justin Maxwell – because their chances of competing were slim.  So, you trade today for a shot at tomorrow, theoretically. However, trading a star player is not easy.  Remember the Keith Hernandez trade?  People were shocked that St. Louis would trade away a player of that caliber.  Teams have difficulty not only in matching up, but most teams take the fan base reaction into account when subtracting from the major league product. While looking for a trade, it was taken into consideration that a team would not trade unless they: Improved their overall product Had quality depth to replace what was subtracted Want to improve one area more than they are weakening another What teams have excess outfielders, and who are they...
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