Matthias wrote:BronXBombers51 wrote:Trot Nixon wrote:mikegp wrote:Man the Mets are going to be great next year!
C - Piazza
1B - Meincavitch(NO CLUE how to spell it)
2B - Soriano
3B - Wright
SS - Reyes
LF - Manny
CF - Beltran
RF - Floyd
You think the Mets could get Manny w/o giving up Reyes, Wright or Beltran???
Whether they can or can't, they wouldn't. They aren't going to give you those 3 players, even if Manny really is on the block. Get real.
right. because reyes (or any one of those guys, for that matter) is such a superior player to manny. pfftttt....
Are you serious? You're obviously a little in the dark on how trades work. It isn't fantasy baseball. Rarely do you see a superstar for superstar trade. One exception that I can think of off the top of my head is the A-Rod for Soriano trade. Other than that, there aren't too many trades that send one star in exchange for another.
Never once did I say Reyes was a superior player to Manny Ramirez. Manny is one of the greatest hitters of our generation, probably one of the greatest hitters in the history of baseball when it's all said and done. That said, he carries a LUDICROUS contract. Do you really expect a team to pay a top-end prospect like Jose Reyes or David Wright AND pay $20 million a year for a one-dimensional player like Manny? You wouldn't pay that price for PUJOLS or A-ROD, and those two are considered the best players in the game of baseball.
The Red Sox, if trying to trade Manny, would more realistically expect a player like Mike Cameron from the Mets. Not Reyes or Wright. I'm not even going to mention Beltran because even if their contracts were perfectly equal, it is just dumb to expect a team to even consider trading the likes of Carlos Beltran for Manny Ramirez.
Bottom line: If the Red Sox are trying to move Manny, they aren't going to get any superstar players in return, unless they agree to eat some of his salary. Otherwise, they'll get mid-level talent like Cameron, IF that, and save a crapload of money.