Mets trade Keon Broxton

Keon Broxton has been traded to Baltimore for $500,000 in international bonus pool money.

Source: New York Mets

The Mets can swing Machado or Harper

By Angelo Gagliano

Machado/Harper/Harper/Machado……

Good evening Met fans… As I scan the FB posts I am baffled by what I see… In one word…Discord….We have a team of Harperites, and a team of Machado’s for us… This writer wants the latter, here is why…

Machado if nothing else, is a pure hitter with upside power….Harper not so much…

We are fortunate that we can compare seven year career for the two.. a mere 3 month’s separate their age…but their skill set is separated by so much more. Machado amassed 3,720 at bats compared to Harpers 3,306. Harper struck out 834 times against Machado 669 or for you stats junkies, 26% rate for Harper and a 18% rate for Machado…Now you will throw back at me, their lifetime avg. is almost identical..true… However Machado’s WAR was 3.8 compared to Harpers 3.5 last year. The problem is Harper either swings and misses or sends one deep… Machado will put the ball in play more than Harper and that is what is sorely needed on this Mets team…

Harper in my opinion is average at best, and a cancer on the bench and in the clubhouse. He is similar to Arod in his all for me and none for you attitude…Machado, say what you will about his perceived ‘lack of hustle” but he plays a demanding position day in day out….Harper is rated as adequate as an outfielder..

Machado has yet to have “THE” year where as Harper had it (2015) and hasn’t repeat it…And then there is the Nationals…Offered 10 yr 300 million…A very nice contract. Too much for this aged fan, but understandable…2 questions, Why haven’t the Nats increased it another 25 Million to secure Harper, or why hasn’t harper grabbed it yet? My feeling is that the feeling is mutual for both sides. Machado has not been given that tag of selfish superstar….

Ok Met fans, let me hear it…You want Machado or Rosario playing SS for the next 5-7 years, and then switching to 3rd for the remainder of his contract, or Bryce Harper playing right field for the next 10 years?

Should the Mets go all in for Machado?

Recently it’s been revealed to the public that the Orioles are letting the 29 other teams of Major League Baseball know that they’ll be looking at offers for their prized 3rd baseman, Manny Machado.

It’s rumored that once Machado becomes a free agent after the 2018 season, he’ll put himself on the market as a shortstop, the position he played before moving over to 3rd for the likes of Hardy.

Back in February of 2017, Machado had this to say about the possibility of changing back positions, “I’m looking forward to going back to short, if I do go back,” Machado said Sunday at Orioles camp. “I hope, I hope.”

In 2017, Manny Machado hit 33 home runs while driving in 95 RBI’s & manned down 3rd on a daily basis. He also hit 33 doubles while also crossing dish 81 times.

In the last three seasons, the 24 year old superstar infielder averaged 35 home runs, 95 RBI’s and an .840 OPS in a hitters friendly park & division.

These numbers play really well for a third baseman but they would play even better for shortstop. I would question his defensive ability at the position since he hasn’t played there on a regular basis.

Reports are coming out of the Yankees possibly showing interest. The White Sox are also surprisingly interested & do have a loaded line of high end prospects that the O’s may be interested in.

Should the Mets make a play for Machado? Leave a comment & tell us your thoughts, ideas, & even trade proposals. #LGM🍎

Mets trade prospect Gabriel Ynoa to O’s

By Gem Tablak

The Mets have traded one of their top pitching prospects to the Baltimore Orioles in Gabriel Ynoa.

The Mets traded Ynoa to the O’s for cash as well as to free a 40-man roster spot for the newly re-signed Fernando Salas.

Personally, I don’t like the move. I believe there is a ton of potential in Ynoa. Ynoa works the strike zone very well & knows how to use the corners.

The O’s will also designate Francisco Pena to make room for Ynoa in the transaction.