The Mets would have to be INSANE to trade Reyes and pitching prospects for Soriano.
Just because Soriano is a good fantasy player does not mean he would fit well on the Mets. First of all, anyone who follows the Mets knows that a huge offense is not the key to them winning. Pitching, speed, and defense is what has made for winning Mets teams in the past. By giving away Reyes and pitchers, they would deplete themseves at all three categories, while only marginally improving themselves in one category (speed). Soriano is an average defender AT BEST. Plus, Soriano strikes out WAY too much.
His only real advantages over Reyes are experience and power (and he falls far short of Reyes in defensive ability, ability to make contact, affordability and age).
Shea Stadium is not a hitters park. The Mets have finally woken up and realized that they can't win by just trying to import big boppers - so they're not about to turn stupid and go back to their mistakes of the last 3 years.
Now, I'm not saying that acquiring Soriano wouldn't be good for the Mets. But under no circumstances should they part with Reyes in order to do it!!!
"One of the teams represents truth, justice, the American way, and underdogs everywhere. The other represents George Steinbrenner!" - U.S. News and World Reports columnist John Leo on the difference between the Mets and the Yankees.