NY Mets Monday Morning GM: The perfect trade situation
By Tim Boyle
The New York Mets have players to trade yet many of them are coming off of down years with the club in 2021. The organization is at a point where they should be holding onto all of their best players, only trading away those that are no longer a fit for what they need.
As our focus shifts to full offseason mode, trades talks are going to absorb our consciousness. There are plenty of trade candidates on the team, but is there a perfect trade out there?
In theory, the perfect trade is out there. Theories aren’t always true. In which, I am sad to report that the perfect trade for the Mets is not out there.
The perfect Mets trade doesn’t exist
Before even searching through the rosters of the other 29 teams, diving into their minor league depth, and researching what their biggest needs will be, it’s easy enough to declare that the perfect trade for the Mets does not exist. That’s because they never do.
The situation itself might be fictional. Just because it isn’t a reasonable expectation doesn’t mean we can’t analyze exactly what the Mets should aim for: a big package. Stop giggling. You’re too mature for that.
I’ll spare you the innuendo any further. The Mets’ best trade they could make this winter wouldn’t be to swap Dominic Smith for a middle reliever or move Jeff McNeil for some prospects. The greatest trade the Mets can possibly execute would be one where they trade away multiple quality players for something otherwise thought of as unattainable.
These types of trades are what you might have seen in the past. I think the Herschel Walker trade between the Dallas Cowboys and Minnesota Vikings ruined these types of deals for everyone. Too much can go wrong for the team selling away the future.
From that trade, all we got was a whole new generation of chest-pumping Cowboys fans that cite a championship from 25+ years ago on a way too regular basis.