Day one of the Winter Meetings has come and gone. The Mets were about as aggressive as we expected
So what do we know so far? Well, It seems like Bryon Shaw is still pretty high up on their wish list:
Which is the one thing Mets fans can keep their fingers crossed for. It seems like the Mets got our hopes up early this year, by throwing around some big names that they probably won’t deliver on. Despite Jon Heyman’s tweet above, however, it looks like even a deal for Shaw could be difficult to swing:
And so it could be back to the bargain bin for the Mets. Instead of biting the bullet and actually going in on a 3 year deal for Shaw. From that list above I would probably prefer Cishek on a two-year deal. He finished with the better ERA of the three with 2.01. That being said, however, there’s no reason the Mets at the very least during these meetings shouldn’t walk away with Shaw.
Late last night we heard that the Mets would be interested in moving Matt Harvey. Which came at a bit of a surprise, however, since the Mets lack tradable prospects, it makes perfect sense. It looks like the Orioles may already have some interest:
We know what you’re all thinking. And no, I don’t think the O’s will give us Manny Machado for Matt Harvey. That deal may have been in play about two or three years ago. But given how much Harvey has declined in recent years, there’s no way they would give away Machado for that little. Though we did feed the trolls a bit from our twitter account this morning:
Realistically speaking, if the Mets decide to trade with the O’s I could see them acquiring Tim Beckham instead. Beckham has played some second base while with the Rays. And as a hitter, he reinvented himself after being traded to the Orioles. Finishing the year with .278/.328/.454. Those are some decent numbers that I actually wouldn’t mind having in our lineup. As far as second baseman go, that wouldn’t be as terrible as some of the other options out there.
Overall the Mets had a pretty quiet day one. This is likely to continue throughout the week. Most don’t see them making any big moves until the end of the week. But we’ve seen the Mets play the waiting game plenty of times before. This is definitely not the offseason to be doing so. Not with the free agent market that’s available. And certainly not with the Yankees signing every big name under the sun.