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Three Mets fans, three best offers in a Nolan Arenado trade

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 24: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on August 24, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
PHOENIX, ARIZONA - AUGUST 24: Nolan Arenado #28 of the Colorado Rockies bats against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the MLB game at Chase Field on August 24, 2020 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Rockies defeated the Diamondbacks 3-2. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 26: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets walks to the dugout after striking out against the Washington Nationals during game 1 of a double header at Nationals Park on September 26, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images)

Michael Griffin trades a big league bat and a top 10 prospect

We begin this journey with a trade proposal from Rising Apple’s Michael Griffin. Clearly not someone eager to add Arenado to the Mets roster, his best offer gives Colorado a big league bat plus one really good prospect.

J.D. Davis almost feels like a “must” in this trade. If the Mets were to add him, he doesn’t really have a spot to play. New York could always have him back in left field, but that seems like a spot reserved for Brandon Nimmo or possibly Dominic Smith.

Without knowing exactly how Griffin would construct the roster around Arenado, this is just a little speculation on my part.

Then there’s the bigger meat of the trade where the Rockies get a young player back. Also turning in his Mets badge is either 2020 first-round draft pick Pete Crow-Armstrong or Isaiah Greene. Both outfielders, Griffin is hoping one of the top ten prospects in the system can push this deal through.

Personally, I’d be opposed to trading Crow-Armstrong just because of the Jarred Kelenic factor. The organization already dealt away one recent number one draft pick. Please, don’t do it again.

Greene, who is far less notable as the number ten prospect according to MLB.com, might be a little more palatable to fans. However, as another young outfield prospect on in a system quite barren at the position, it could still backfire.

If I was sitting in the GM’s office in Denver, I’m going to want a little more for my superstar third baseman. Even if this is landing me one of the best prospects from the Mets, I’m holding out for more.

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