The Mets And White Sox Should Workout A Mega Blockbuster Trade For Chris Sale
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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
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.
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.
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
Charlie Tilson could potentially take over the CF position in 2017. yet having Lagares would be great as a 4th OF option.
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.
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Posted on November 29, 2016, in MLB Teams State Of the Unions, MLB Trades and tagged Adam Eaton, Amed Rosario, asdrubal cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, brett lawrie, carson fulmer, Charlie Tilson, chicago white sox, chris sale, cincinnati reds, citi field, curtis granderson, david robertson, david wright, Gavin Cecchini, Jacob DeGrom, james loney, jay bruce, Jeurys Familia, jose quintana, lucas duda, matt harvey, melky cabrera, michael conforto, neil walker, new york mets, New York Mets Payroll In 2017, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, todd frazier, travis d'arnaud, Wilmer Flores, yoenis cespedes More stats, Zach Burdi. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.