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The Mets And White Sox Should Workout A Mega Blockbuster Trade For Chris Sale

The Mets have enough young Starting Pitching talent to acquire Chris Sale. I have gone one step further in propisng them to add Adam Eaton, Todd Frazier and David Robertson as well.

The Mets have enough young Starting Pitching talent to acquire Chris Sale. I have gone one step further in propoisng them to add Adam Eaton, Todd Frazier and David Robertson as well.  The Mets would not be signing Yoenis Cespedes under this potential deal.

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The New York Mets could use a healthy ace pitcher, natural CF, 3B to move David Wright over to 1B, while the White Sox could stand to replenish their squad with a nice lift of young Starting Pitchers.

The Proposed Idea for a Trade:

To the Mets:

SP – Chris Sale

OF – Adam Eaton

3B – Todd Frazier

RP – David Robertson

To the White Sox

SP – Steven Matz

SP – Robert Gsellman

SP – Seth Lugo

INF – Wilmer Flores

1B – Dominic Smith (Minors)

1B – Lucas Duda

CF – Juan Lagares

OF – Michael Conforto

The Mets are in need of several different players to bolster their lineup. I am also of the opinion that they should not sign Yoenis Cespedes for more than 4 Years at $27 MIL per year for the guy. Even then, they are still missing some guys going forward. In the heart of Flushing Meadows, NY at Citi Field, the Mets have serious health concerns with about the entire Roster as it is presently situated. The biggest thing they have going for them is still the Starting Pitching. Having said that, it may not be enough to win in a competitive NL East with the Nats. and assuredly not against the Cubs. I feel they should move all chips into the middle for 2017. After the next campaign the roster will become even more complicated.

The Mets are in need of several different players to bolster their lineup. I am also of the opinion that they should not sign Yoenis Cespedes for more than 4 Years at $27 MIL per year for the guy. Even then, they are still missing some guys going forward. In the heart of Flushing Meadows, NY at Citi Field, the Mets have serious health concerns = with about the entire Roster as it is presently situated. The biggest thing they have going for them is still the Starting Pitching depth. Having said that, it may not be enough to win in a competitive NL East with the Nats. and assuredly not against the Cubs in the Senior Circuit.  Why not add more to the strength?

My trade proposal up there will solve several problems.  I feel they should move all chips into the middle for 2017. After the next campaign the roster will become even more complicated.  However, they could use a mixture of thier prospects, added with some Free Agents to be a team to reckon with beyond this season

1st by adding Chris Sale to the fold for three years, you will acquire another awesome pitcher to your squad that can combat the top offenses in the game.  His salary price-tag is only $38 MIL for those campaigns. and he is still in the prime of his career at 31.

Both Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman pitched great down the stretch for the Mets, and would be added with Steven Matz, for 60% of a rotation going forward to Chicago.

Secondly, the White Sox only have Todd Frazier for one more season left, and should be looking to trade him.  Wilmer Flores has 3 years of Team Control left, so tha Sox could definitely use him at the hot corner. or perhaps 2nd base.

The Mets would love to move David Wright over to 1B to man the position for the majority of his remaining contract.  Re-signing James Loney may even be an option to provide a nice platoon

Adam Eaton is an awesome Leadoff man, who is only owed $38.4 MIL over the next 5 combined years, and would be the perfect fit to patrol the position for New York going forward 

With Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson still flanking on him either side of the Outfield for this year, and in the last year of their own contracts. it would be at least an okay defensive alignment.

For the White Sox.  They would get Michael Conforto and Juan Lagares to add for their OF core.  Conforto is the one to watch here with 5 years of Team Control.

Charlie Tilson could potentially take over the CF position in 2017. yet having Lagares would be great as a 4th OF option.

David Robertson would come over to close games for the beginning part of the season with the pending suspension coming forth for the domestic violence charge ofr Jeurys Familia.

Lucas Duda rounds out the trade as a throw in. but a guy who could give the Pale Hose a Lefty DH/1B.  When healthy. Duda has posted a .793 OPS – and is on the last year of his contract.

The total money commitment for the Mets on incoming players would be $41 MIL, however they would gain 3 quality Starters, and along with Carson Fulmer, Zach Burdi and Alec Hansen presumably coming up to the Staff in a few years, the rebuild would officially be on with Matz, Gsellman and Lugo.

New York would pay about the same in the difference of rostered players if they just signed Yoenis Cespedes.

Another benefit would be a lineup of Eaton/Cabrera/Bruce/Frazier/Walker/Wright/Granderson and Travis d’Arnaud.  Bruce and Frazier were pretty solid as members of the Reds middle of the lineup.

The team would end up around a salary of $150 MIL for 2017, but would have plenty of players coming off the board before 2018 hits.   There is only $28.5 MIL in Team salary on the books for 2018 as of right now.

The best part about having players like Walker/Granderson/Frazier/Bruce/Reed and Asdrubal Cabrera all on the roster, it would give you serious trade bait for the July deadline should the season go awry.

Can you imagine a Starting Staff of Sale/Noah Syndergaard/Matt Harvey/Jacob deGrom and Zack Wheeler – for the upcoming season?  You would also have Sale/Syndergaard and deGrom though the 2019 year, while Matt Harvey is a Free Agent after the 2018 season.

Simply put. if the trade were to actually be true, the strength of the club would be still be the Pitching beyond 2017.  it would add $32.5 MIL to commitments with Sale, Robertson and Eaton, but that would leave the team with only $60 MIL in salary. 

That would give the club enough money to spend on Free Agency – and to pay their remaining top Pitchers in Arbitration.

This would also clear the deck for  their top 3 other position prospects to be brought up for the start of the 2018 season with SS Amed Rosario, SS Gavin Cecchini and OF Brandon Nimmo to potentially crack the roster for at least a few positions.

The White Sox would clear a ton of salary relief, and have several young pieces come back to set up their next round of a competitive team. 

I am sure the Pale Hose would still be able to trade Jose Quintana, Melky Cabrera and Brett Lawrie to keep starting their rebuild.

Chicago will need to start addressing their future very soon. With many of their locked up talent not working out, it would be a good move to trade Sale, and also move along veterans like Robertson, Frazier. Trading Adam Eaton would be tough, however they do have Minor League talent to take over the CF position. My suggestion of the Mets is because they could offer 3 young SP, 1 prospect and an OF like Conforto, that all have several team control years left.

Chicago will need to start addressing their future very soon. With many of their locked up talent not working out, it would be a good move to trade Sale, and also move along veterans like Robertson, Frazier. Trading Adam Eaton would be tough, however they do have Minor League talent to take over the CF position. My suggestion of the Mets is because they could offer 3 young SP, 1 prospect and an OF like Conforto, that all have several team control years left.

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I Played NCAA Baseball at Liberty University in the 90's with Sid Bream's kid Sheldon. Once Hit a Home Run by hitting a hot air balloon that was coming over 2nd base (It was agreed that if a balloon was hit before game by the umpires and coaches - even though they were setting up in LF/CF Bleachers). I believe in the "Church Of Baseball". Come in for worship anytime.

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