Should the Mets Trade Jose Reyes?

JoseReyesLast night the Mets continued their efforts to completely demoralize their last remaining fans by closing out their season series with the Nationals, and of course, did so with another loss. After the game team officials confirmed that Jose Reyes’ injured hamstring had actually gotten WORSE and he suffered a tear that will probably require surgery.

So, here’s a crazy idea and I wonder who blinks first on this one. The San Francisco Giants are desperate for offense, and while they primarily need power bats, more than anything else they need OPS men. Besides Pablo Sandoval (.930) they don’t have a single regular player with an OPS above .743. Ignoring this season’s largely injured season, Jose Reyes OPS the last three full season years has put up an average OPS of .816, certainly not amazing, but better than anyone else on the Giants.

For a long time there have been rumors of a deal that makes too much sense for both teams, the Brewers trade Prince Fielder to the Giants for Matt Cain. That deal definitely works for both teams, but what if instead the Giants traded Cain to the Mets? Would the Giants or Mets hang up first? Reyes is signed to a much more affordable contract than Prince (whose agent is also Scott Boras) and for more years, he plays a premier position and is a dynamic lead-off man (presuming that he’s healthy.)

So, what do you think, am I crazy? Which team would be more scared/willing to make this deal? Chime in!

3 Responses to “Should the Mets Trade Jose Reyes?”

  1. 1 gunshy
    October 1, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    I don’t think EITHER team would ever do it, mainly because Cain is presumably worth more than an injured Reyes, and if Cain could be used to get a Fielder-type the Giants would be much better served.

    Leadoff men are hard to find, but then so are young 40+ HR hitters that are just coming into their primes…

    Cain is good but he’s not an ace. He probably would put up great numbers at Citi Field though

  2. 2 shatraw
    October 1, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    trading reyes for matt cain = unlikely but appealing

    trading reyes for ? = selling low (probably)

    yay to cain. nay to anything else. reyes owes us. big time.

  3. 3 myummers
    October 1, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    well unless they fire minaya, don’t expect any big trades at all. think more like bobby parnell for aaron rowand. or daniel murphy for jose mijares.

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