Just a couple of weeks ago Andrew McCutchen’s name came up in several trade rumors, one being to the Nationals. In a matter of under a month the tables have turned, and now it seems the Mets are in pursuit for Cutch. McCutchen did have a down year, bt like any great player, he can turn it around in no time. In fact towards the end of last season he started heating up. There are several boulders in the way though of this trade. One being that we would almost defiantly need to include our young southpaw Steven Matz. All Mets fans know that the day will come where we will have to get rid of one of our four elite pitchers, and unfortunately that day may come sooner than we thought. The next problem is that the Mets have a ton of outfielders. They have to decide whether they are ready to give up on Conforto or Nimmo fast. Also they still have Lagaras, Bruce, and Granderson. Bruce more than likely will be traded before the season starts, and Lagaras is a possible option to be packaged with Matz to make the trade. If I were the Mets I would not give up on Conforto or Nimmo, they both are very young, and have promising bats. If the Mets have the opportunity to trade Lagaras and Matz for McCutchen, I believe they have to pull it off. Although Matz is a great young lefty the Mets have some solid young pitchers that can replace him. Lagaras hasn’t really developed his bat, and at this point is really just a defensive specialist. The Mets need a consistent bat in the three hole, who can play solid defense, and McCutchen is that guy.
Francesco Cava 12/22/16