Hold Out on Beltran for Prospect 

I like the vibe of Buster Olney’s report the Met attitude is: Beltran’s the best OF avail and we’re convinced we can get a top prospect in return.

I love it, and while I’m not quite convinced myself I’m diggin’ the strategy.

The catch with LosB is his contract prevents his team from offering arbitration. Therefore whoever trades for him won’t get a compensatory pick if he leaves via free agency. 

A compensatory pick softens the blow of losing a player but if there’s a playoff bound team with a hole in the OF they’re gonna swallow the opportunity cost of a single pick.

The real trick is when to trade him. Of course the longer we wait the higher the price tag can go. Especially if another team, or 2, lose a player to injury. 

Although the longer we hold out the greater the possibility Carlos himself gets hurt. I’d hate to be left holding the hot potato in that scenario but something tells me he’s gonna make it through this season w/o injury. 

Ike is now considering surgery. I still can’t wrap my brain around the vortex surrounding Met injuries that sucks in dinged up players and doesn’t allow them to resurface until the following spring. 

11 Responses to “Hold Out on Beltran for Prospect ”

  1. BlondiesJake Says:

    Let’s hope Alderson doesn’t try to get too cute and get burned when Beltran does get hurt.

    As to Ike, WTF?

  2. BrooklynBill Says:

    I trust Sandy will do the right thing. The news on Ike is killing me!! What a bummer.

    Two pieces of news I’m expecting to hear any day now:

    1. Beltran & Pelfrey have been traded
    2. Wright suffered a rehab setback & will miss the rest of the season

    I know Pelf has his supporters on this blog but consider that he’s given up 120+ hits in 112 IP, opponents are hitting .273 against him. Not exactly the SABR-Mets formula for a successful pitcher. I know he’s still relatively ‘young’ but, the training wheels have been off for a while now. His numbers will not be hard to replace.

  3. Florida Met Fan Rich Says:

    Is there actually a market for “BIG PELF”?….Really?

    W 5 L 8 ERA 4.55 - I would find that hard to believe. If somebody really wants him. I will throw in my “Official BMF GO BIG PELF Shirt” to sweeten the deal!

    With an “Extended Spring Trainining” I might be able to put up those kind of numbers!

  4. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    I feel very good about the way the front office has handled everything so far. What a concept!

    It all depends what we can get for Beltran…

    BAD NEWS about Ike! So frustrating…

  5. BlondiesJake Says:

    I’m not here to back Pelfrey, because I’m just as disappointed as everybody else. But what would they get for him? And is there really another starter the Mets are desperate to promote to the rotation? Like playing Bay to see if he has more left, wouldn’t it be a good idea to see if Pelf can be fixed instead of dumping him for nothing?

  6. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    Jose!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VorzKV5g498&feature=player_embedded

  7. BrooklynBill Says:

    Great…our multi-millionaire SS thinks he’s 50 cent.

    Where are all the Booty Ho’s?

  8. Met_Maven Says:

    I agree with BJake. I don’t think anyone out there wants Pelf and I don’t think we have anyone who we can promote. Love him or hate him, Pelf is staying. At least for this year.

    I think the Mets will wait out on trading Beltran till after the deadline unless they get an uber offer, in which case I hope it doesn’t happen till after the Phillies series. I’m praying LosB can help us take 2 of 3 from them.

    As for Ike, his injury & potential need for surgery can’t be blames on the Met medical staff. Blame Wright, but not the staff. He was progressing but after running w/o his special treadmill, he felt sharp pain when over the past week or so he has not. Its tricky to tell if surgery is necessary with this type of injury as it depends on the severity and how the person heals. Ike was doing fine until he started putting more pressure on it. Some people would have healed by now, others would have had surgery weeks ago.

    I think Ike should just have the surgery now and get it over with so we know he’ll be back in time for spring training. We ain’t winning the WC this year, so why rush him back? Hel if Ike, Wright & Santana aren’t back this year I’m OK with that. I’d rather have a healthy, refreshed group next year than play for nothing and risk injury this year.


  9. BrooklynBill Says:

    haha - I don’t know who would want Pelf either, that’s Sandy’s job! Heck, he found a taker for K-ROD and his contract so anything’s possible!

    Sorry guys, Pelf is just taking up space…120+ hits in 112 IP to the tune of 4.55 ERA isn’t really giving any team much of a chance to win, let alone a light offensive team. Training wheels are off, he’s had time to make adjustments, fine tune his game etc etc…he must have some value as a 4th or 5th starter to somewhere. If someone wants Beltran, they should make Pelf part of the package deal. Why not dip into the farm or slide in a P who comes over in a trade? Give another young arm a chance to show he can get people out at this level…

  10. Fort Greene Met Fan Says:

    Anyone going to the game tonight? We just got tix!

  11. JoMama Says:

    Sandy will have a hard time selling Pelf - the dude’s a headcase and can’t seem to get his act together.

    And I disagree that Ike’s situation wasn’t exacerbated by the Mets crack medical staff. Didn’t they have him in a boot unnecessarily? Didn’t the bruise get worse because of that initial assessment? I don’t know too much of the specific details but if either of those things are remotely true, you can blame these imbeciles for another guy misdiagnosed. How many is that now - 3? 4? Unreal how these guys have a job, let alone in the MLB. Only thing worse would be if they were getting paid Bay money.

    Big series with the Phils this weekend - so happy we get the backend of the rotation! Go R.A!

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