In today’s Daily News, columnist John Harper puts together five trade scenarios he thinks the Mets should look into this offseason. His main point? The Mets should be willing to deal starting pitching for the power hitting outfielder they desire.
It needs to be pointed out that the deals suggested by Harper aren’t born out of insider knowledge. They’re merely ideas. Some make sense, some seem outlandish. You can read them all in his column. Here are some of the highlights:
Jon Niese, Rafael Montero, and Ike Davis to the Orioles for J.J. Hardy, Nick Markakis and Wei-Yin Chen
Hardy has been a huge bargain for the Orioles but he’s going into the final year of his three-year, $22.5 million contract, and he’ll be looking to cash in on his value as a power-hitting, Gold Glove-winning shortstop.