Mets ‘FanSided Faux Winter Meetings’ are complete

By Danny Abriano
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Jun 19, 2014; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks shortstop Chris Owings (16) throws to first base during the third inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports

Acquired via trade: Chris Owings –

Next on the agenda was addressing the Mets’ shortstop situation, which was done via trade.

I was contacted by Joe Jacquez of Venom Strikes, the Faux GM for the Arizona Diamondbacks, who offered to trade Didi Gregorius and LHP Eury De La Rosa to the Mets in exchange for Jon Niese and Kevin Plawecki.

I rejected Joe’s first proposal, and countered with a deal that would bring Chris Owings to Flushing. After lots of back-and-forth, we finally agreed on a deal:

Rafael Montero and Kevin Plawecki were sent to Arizona in exchange for Owings.

The thought process? Chris Owings is one of the most highly thought of young shortstops in the game – someone who profiles as plus on both sides of the ball.

Giving up both Plawecki and Montero for him was tough, but it allowed me to acquire a potential impact shortstop without dealing any of the big four (Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom, and Noah Syndergaard).

Signed: Scott Hairston

My final move of the FanSided Faux Winter Meetings was to add an inexpensive right-handed bat to the bench.

I made a one-year, $2 million dollar offer to Scott Hairston. No one elected to top that bid, and Hairston was a Met.