Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson watch BP

Mets will not trade for rental players, GM says

The Mets will not trade prospects for players in the final year of their contracts at the trade deadline, Mets GM Sandy Alderson told beat reporter Mike Puma (NY Post, July 18).

“I don’t think we would deal significant prospects or significant value for somebody who is going to help us for a couple of months,” Alderson told Puma. “We spent too much time improving our minor-league system and setting ourselves up for the future to commit significant resources to somebody in a deal that is only going to help us for a short period of time. In that sense we would probably be looking for somebody who can help us longer term as well.”

The 8-2 home stand helped keep him optimistic about the remainder of the season, and made the upcoming trade deadline a bit more relevant than it might have been, he concluded.




35 comments
Kevin Cosgrove
Kevin Cosgrove

I think they should trade Plawecki and someone else in the farm for Corey Seager. With Travis, we don't have room for Plawecki. The dodgers need a solution behind the plate, and their probably going to resign hanley. We are desperate for a shorstop, and it's a perfect match. He's younger than Tulo and we don't have to give up everything. Perfect match, I'd even throw in Montero to clear some of our pitching as we have too much.

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

If we can go 8-2 I expect that we make a move to acquire big bat. WHat do you think it will take to get MArlon Byrd back? 


James Solomon
James Solomon

can they trade colon for kemp?


I think I rather Kemp then Tulo.  If Kemp gets hurt or sucks, then atleast we still have the prospects to replace him with.

I dont want to trade the farm for tulo.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

I agree that I would not trade any top prospect(s) for rental players. . . cash deal(s) only.

metspete
metspete

Alderson said he didn't want rental players. This is the guy who peed away money on Chris Young.

cduran
cduran

Synderguard, Plaweki, Rosario, for Kris Bryant? He could fit in the outfield. The mets can then sign a Fa short shop this offseason guys like Hanley, Cabrera,Lowrie are all available

orangeblue
orangeblue

Matt Kemp.. Dodgers would eat a big portion of that contract, Kemp just needs to get out of the situation he is in out there in LALA land.  He's no longer the superstar he once was, but he's a guy you can stick in left field and get better production out of than Chris and Eric Young. Plus he's under contract for more than just 'a couple of months'.


Kirk and Bobby are fine complements to the Outfield but they can't be used everyday as they will become overused and less effective.  


I believe the dodgers would take on Bartolo in a potential deal for Kemp.

corcoran
corcoran

Who cares about the 8-2 homestand? It doesnt mean anything. The only thing that matters is thier record 45-50. It is likely that they will have a similar second half, it is outrageous to think they can get to 90 wins and be in a position for a wildcard. Granted they are on the cusp, but we need the other 5-8 teams i nfront of the mto falter as well. Anythings possible, its just not realistic.

To me a good trade is a good trade, no reason to stipulate things and everything comes at a price. but i do agree that youth is the only way to go, problem is the youth you bring up has to perform and they have to do it at the same time.

Andrew LaForge
Andrew LaForge

Well I would hope not. One name I was looking at was Alex Gordon. Granted KC probably is not looking to deal considering they are in the hunt. Gordon plays left and has some power. He is signed through 2015 and has an option for 2016. If the Mets got him to play LF for a few years and by the time his contract runs out Nimmo or Conforto should be ready for the Show. I think that would be the ideal deadline move for a player in that type of contract situation.

mets2014
mets2014

I wonder if he considers players like rios and zobrist rentals since they have team options for 2015

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

This pretty much falls into the No Sh!t category doesn't it? 

2ndhalffun
2ndhalffun

Kemp is owed too much $$$$$$$$$$$$

niesesnose
niesesnose

I don't really see how a one year deal for 7.5 million is "pissing away money". It was a bad signing, but this ain't a multiuser contract or anything

metsfanman
metsfanman

@metspete Of course it was a bad signing, but in fairness to Sandy, they didn't have to give up prospects to get him and were hoping (albeit unrealistically) that CY would produce enough to net a prospect in a trade.

niesesnose
niesesnose

Well they shouldn't trade for a rental player. I completely agree with this.Unless they're trading for Tulo or Cargo at the deadline (not happening) I wouldn't give up a prospect for a 2 month rental. The time to trade for a big bat would be the offseason.

James Solomon
James Solomon

@orangeblue without seeing ur post, i actually suggested the same deal.  I prefer just giving up colon for him over emptying the farm for tulo.

At the very worst, Kemp will be a better hitter then Lagares, so in 2016 we will have nimmo to replace Lagares.

jamets
jamets

@orangeblue All depends on the price.  What do we have to give up and how much of Kemp's contract are the Dodgers willing to pay.   He's a big gamble, but at some point its worth the risk.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@orangeblue The same Kemp who is now saying he has to play CF? No thanks. Not for nothing but he can't compare to Lagares in CF and last thing we need is some prima donna who is going to whine about playing a certain position

Andrew LaForge
Andrew LaForge

@orangeblue I think Kemp is too big of a risk for the Mets. Especially if you want it to be the "Piazza" type move to turn this whole ship around.

heynow20
heynow20

So teams can't improve in the second half and build on momentum with basically a reworked bullpen and additions to the rotation like degrom?

I don't think the mets are a playoff team, doesn't mean we can't finish the year strong and set ourselves up for a big next year and beyond...

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@Andrew LaForge KC is an interesting trade parter...They have 4 outfield guys who could start.  Maybe a deal could be worked out  involving Colon for Gorden if they need pitching 

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@imjimmybx by finish what he started, you mean run this franchise into the ground right? 

James Solomon
James Solomon

@2ndhalffun I mean, if they go in that direction.  Most likely not, but since everyone is talking bout Tulo, the money issue is out the window


Kentrikon Noufaro
Kentrikon Noufaro

@niesesnose if it was a dollar contract like that pitcher on the A's and if the player was a bust the Wilpons would moan over the dollar. 

@niesesnose $7.5 million for a past his prime, part-time player is pissing money away.  Add Young and Young together you have two days a week players for a whole lot of money.

Brandon Hillman
Brandon Hillman

Only trade I would do with the dodgers is for there prospects. I would trade flores and plawecki for corey seager and joc pederson. Dodgers have crowded outfield and need a 3b and better catcher. We need a left fielder that can play like a cf plus we need and up grade at ss. Dodgers are also looking to lock up ramirez and signed another latin ss. They can loose seager

theglider
theglider

Omar Minaya? The same GM who got duped into bidding only against himself for Oliver Perez? That only cost $36 million.

Then there was that fantastic signing of Luis Castillo. All that cost was $24 million.

Of course it's not like he also signed Jason Bay.

theglider
theglider

3 big mistakes. I could list all the lesser errors but don't have time. And that's also considering he had money to spend. How would he do with a low payroll ?

heynow20
heynow20

Omar didn't give us anything. He said himself that Wilpons supported whatever free agent signing he wanted. Do u really think Sandy's preference is an 85M payroll vs 140M? Get a clue...