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Are the Mets looking to trade Mejia?

Jun 21, 2010, 10:33 AM EDT

Mike Silva wonders if
the Mejia-to-the-minors thing isn’t a prelude to the Mets dealing him.
It’s an interesting thought.  The Mets declined to make this kind of
move when they actually needed a starting pitcher pretty badly a few
weeks ago. Now that R.A. Dickey and Jon Niese have stepped up, perhaps
the Mets are considering Mejia’s highest and best use to be as trade
bait for someone who can help them push for a playoff spot this year.

Personally, I don’t think the Mets will hold up as a contender as
currently constructed.  Whether that means that they should (a) deal Mejia
for a piece that could make them a strong contender for the rest of the
year; or (b) whether they should just do the
best they can and build for the future kind of depends on how you feel
about such matters.

If it meant getting Cliff Lee, sure, deal him.  If it’s just to add a
Mark Buehrle or a Jake Westbrook type then forget it.

  1. BC - Jun 21, 2010 at 10:55 AM

    Can we just PLEASE trade him for Cliff Lee??? C’mon, guys!

  2. Doracle - Jun 21, 2010 at 12:41 PM

    Oh gosh, I really hope that we could get someone like him when we trade Westbrook. Anything beats watching David Huff start every fifth day.

  3. Buccofan - Jun 21, 2010 at 1:24 PM

    Huff has been sent to Columbus, which may not be far enough away for Indians fans.
    The smart thing for Omar to do would be to hang on to Mejia, who IMO is a special talent. However, “smart” and “Omar” rarely go together, not to mention that Omar’s job may be in jeopardy if the Mets don’t continue to contend.

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