Fansided
Rising Apple
New York Mets News

New York Mets, Milwaukee Brewers trade idea neither fanbase likes

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets scores on a Wilmer Flores #4 single to take a 5-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 05: Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets scores on a Wilmer Flores #4 single to take a 5-2 lead over the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning at Dodger Stadium on September 5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
facebooktwitterreddit

Fictitious trade ideas should have at least some people happy with the idea. A recent trade idea from one sports writer is one no New York Mets fan would want to see.

When your team is out of the race, one thing to do is come up with creative trade proposals. We all do it. Those who follow the New York Mets have dozens.

One of the recent trade ideas circulating is a proposal from John Harper formerly of the New York Daily News. His offseason trade idea is a little, dare I say, crazy. It’s something Bryce Harper might do as a general manager, not John Harper.

The idea would send Mets Noah Syndergaard and Brandon Nimmo to the Milwaukee Brewers. In return, the Mets get back Christian Yelich and Zach Davies.

Without even looking at numbers, this is a bad idea. This is the kind of trade that works in a video game or in fantasy baseball. In real life, we’re dealing with two fan bases that would go nuts to see these players swap uniforms.

More from Rising Apple

From a Mets perspective, we know how much the fans admire Syndergaard. Even when he’s not pitching at his best, many defend him. I understand why. He has a great personality and does things on the mound most pitchers cannot.

A similar thing can be said about Nimmo. In fact, let’s triple the part about a good personality. He’s the kind of guy you want your daughter to bring home. His hustle, respectful attitude, and baseball ability make him a rare kind of player. Other than maybe Jacob deGrom, there’s no one else on this roster fans would hate to see leave more than Nimmo.

Things aren’t much different from a Brewers perspective. I reached out to the site expert at Reviewing the Brew for his take on the idea. As expected, he’s not too happy with the plan:

"“Trading away the possible MVP under control for 4 more years at a cheap rate for an injury prone starter? Not a chance.” – Reviewing the Brew"

If we don’t put our hearts or fandom into this idea, I’m still not sure it’s a trade to make. Yelich is a great baseball player, but he’s yet another left-handed hitting outfielder. Do the Mets need another one of those?

Harper’s trade idea will never happen anyway. Yelich is a candidate for the 2018 MVP. You don’t trade those players for anything but the best return.

This trade, as heartbreaking as it feels to many Mets fans, would improve the team in Flushing. However, the loss of two key core members may be too much for many to bear. More than ever, the Mets need good public relations.

Trading an electrifying starting pitcher and a kid everyone in baseball should love is only going to turn more fans against the front office; as if there are any stragglers left behind.

Next. An offseason trade candidate from every position

Want your voice heard? Join the Rising Apple team!

Write for us!

Kudos to Harper for coming up with the idea. Unfortunately, it’s fictional fodder and nothing more.

facebooktwitterreddit