Daniel Murphy waits for the pitch 13rf

Bowden lists 21 hitters available in trade this summer

Mets 2B Daniel Murphy is among 21 hitters who could be available in trade this summer, according to former GM Jim Bowden (ESPN Insider, June 25).

In addition to Murphy, Bowden lists infielders Aaron Hill, Everth Cabrera, Ben Zobrist and Alexei Ramirez, as well as outfielders Michael Cuddyer, Alex Rios, Josh Willingham, Seth Smith, Gerardo Parra and Carlos Quentin, among players who could all be made available by their current teams.

According to Bowden, there are several contending teams looking to acquire corner outfielders, middle infielders or help on their bench.




96 comments
Zac Tindall
Zac Tindall

I would love to see cuddyer and parra replace CY and EY also I bet Allen Craig and Shane Robinson are available Allen would solve 1B and Shane would solve leadoff

Bryan McEntee
Bryan McEntee

This post was a day after yesterday's post in which we were told how hard it would be to trade for a bat. Yet a day later there are 21 bats available via trade?

wingo43
wingo43

Nelson Cruz - 24 HRs, 64 RBIs, .293/.360/.590/.950


Jose Abreu - 22 HRs, 60 RBIs, .274/.321/.607/.928


smh


eric88
eric88

Come on David, launch one here, for old times sake.

adenzeno
adenzeno

I didn't hear anything that Bowden said today, but I DO know that he is an idiot.

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

Harvey,Wheeler,Gee,Niese,deGrom,Colon,Hefner, Montero and Syndergaard

bigdirty
bigdirty

i would take alexi ramerez. I like his speed and his bat. He would fit in niceley at the top and end the tejada/flores experiment. 

Major Pain 0303
Major Pain 0303

What I find funny is that he says the Mets don't have many trade chips. They actually have tons. They have pitching in abundance and not all can be here at the same time. I'm sure you could get a haul or deGrom or Gee cause there are so many contenders that need pitching. 

brrrandooo
brrrandooo

gerrardo parra interests me, I don't know if I want rios or quentin

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

SS Evereth Cabrera?..he has speed something we don't have much of.

rico
rico

Maybe we can trade for Murphy?



lholztrio
lholztrio

Give Murphy a contract extension.  He's one of the best hitters around.  We need him.

realityck
realityck

We seem to focus some much on " Power" we have a big ball park, we need to focus on good hitters and defense and not so much on power. the name of the game is wins here, not home runs. Home runs would be cool, but I'd much rather see lots of hits

jamets
jamets

@Albert E Lewis  That's not even enough to field a rotation at the moment - only 4 healthy and pitching in the majors.

Are you confident they're all going to be healthy next year and Montero and Syndergaard will be ready?


jamets
jamets

@bigdirty  Terrible fit for the top of any lineup because he can't get on base.  He's one of the worst OBP guys around.

jamets
jamets

@brrrandooo  These are all short term fixes for teams trying to win a world series this year.  Not really good options for the Mets.

brrrandooo
brrrandooo

cuddyer too, but he's older if I remember

jamets
jamets

@Albert E Lewis  Much better choice than Ramirez.  But a big injury risk, plus he had the PED suspension last year.  Still rather buy low on Cabrera than Ramirez.

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

@citifield  I know you're against Willingham but check this out and tell me what you think



vs RHP


Lagares

Ramirez

Murphy

Grandy

Wright

Duda

TDA

Kirk

pitcher


vs LHP


Lagares

Ramirez

Murphy

Willingham

Wright

Grandy

Campbell

TDA

Pitcher



Assuming we don't give up much for Willingham

bigdirty
bigdirty

@jamets @bigdirty i think he is productive offensive piece especially for a ss.  SS isnt a great offensive position anymore and compared to anybody else out there in the off season he is not a bad choice..

jenkins
jenkins

@brrrandooo I'd take Cuddyer right now-or when he gets off DL. Good RBI man

jamets
jamets

@bigdirty @jamets  I don't think he's a very good offensive player, even for a SS. And at his age, you have to anticipate decline.  

jamets
jamets

@jenkins @jamets @brrrandooo  Maybe as FA signings, but you can't trade prospects for guys like that.  They don't move you any closer to fielding a winning team. 

jamets
jamets

@jenkins @brrrandooo  He's already 35.  How many good years do you think he has left?  The fact that he has only played 31 games this year and hasn't reached 140 games played in a season since 2010 tells me the answer might be 0.

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

@citifield @William Bonilla  You don't have to.....but hes batting .240 agains rightys......I mean for the mets that's good lol but for the rest of the MLB its not so great....but yea you could play him everyday

jenkins
jenkins

@jamets @jenkins @brrrandooo don't have to give up prospects. Cuddyer drives in runs. He always has. You sign him until Conforto and Nimmo are ready. Good veteran influence who can win games for you in 2015.

jamets
jamets

@jenkins @jamets @brrrandooo    You said you'd take Cuddyer right now - to get him right now you would have to trade for him.  He's not a free agent.  This article is about players available for trade at the deadline.

jamets
jamets

@jenkins @jamets @brrrandooo I think the chances of Cuddyer having 2 good years are close to zero.  Even one more good year, away from Coors Field, seems pretty unlikely.  


He needs to go to a team that is looking for 2 good months for a pennant run, not 2 years.

jenkins
jenkins

@jamets @jenkins @brrrandooo the 2 years are this year and next year. He'll cost very little and won't leave guys stranded on 3rd with less than 2 outs.

jamets
jamets

@jenkins @jamets @brrrandooo  I think he'll cost someone 2 mid-level prospects.

What makes you think Cuddyer will cost less than Byrd did last year?

jamets
jamets

@jenkins @jamets @brrrandooo How do you figure he'll cost very little?  He's owed 5-6 million for the rest of this season, plus you have to give up prospects to get him, then you have to resign him for next year.

jenkins
jenkins

@jamets @jenkins @brrrandooo You  tell me how terrible and injury prone he is, then you tell me his value  is a great 7th inning guy (who may be a closer) and the starting 2nd baseman in k2015-2016.


That makes zero sense.

jamets
jamets

@jenkins @jamets @brrrandooo  I'm saying he's a terrible fit for the Mets because he has no long-term value.  For a team trying to win this year, it's a different story.


And you are totally overrating Black and Herrara - a middle reliever and a guy who's a borderline top 10 Mets prospect. That's a reasonable price for a 2 month rental - obviously, since that's what the Pirates gave up for Byrd.


Or is Sandy just that much better than all the other GM's?

jamets
jamets

@jenkins @jamets @brrrandooo  A team that is in a pennant race and needs corner outfielder - basically the same thing the Pirates did last year with Byrd.  If you're trying to win now, you don't have to resign him for next year, so you just owe him what's left on his contract this year.

jenkins
jenkins

@jamets @jenkins @brrrandooo That's what the Pirates gave up-you proposed the Mets giving up Black and Herrera-which is laughable. 


I'll remind you about Black and Herrera's value in a a year or so,and we'll talk about it then. I'm surprised you can't already see the value in Black, though. This will turn out to be one of Alderson's best moves.



jamets
jamets

@jenkins @jamets @brrrandooo  Would you give up D. Herrera and Vic Black for him?


Keep in mind, he's a FA at the end of the season.