Q & A: Trade For Cliff Lee or Sign Pedro Martinez

Posted on by Kerel Cooper

In the video below I answer the following viewer question:

go57mets – If you were GM, would you rather trade Reese Havens, Josh Thole, and Jon Niese for Cliff Lee, and risk not being able to resign Lee, or sign Pedro Martinez to a 1 year contract based on incentives?

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7 Responses to Q & A: Trade For Cliff Lee or Sign Pedro Martinez

  1. FormerDirtDart says:

    Kerel, if you were the GM, and made either of the deals suggested by go57mets, Omar would very likely move up one notch on the "Most Beloved Mets GM" list

    • kerelcooper says:

      LOL don't worry. As I said in the video I would pass on both options. I would only trade for Cliff Lee if 1) We can sign him past this year and 2) the deal does not include Niese

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  3. isuzudude says:

    For as much attention Cliff Lee and Roy Oswalt are getting, what about the prospects of inquiring about the White Sox' Jake Peavy? He's owed a ton of money, but that may be all the more reason for the Sox to ask for less in terms of prospects in a trade. And with him having a sub-par season, he may be had at a relatively bargain price. Any thoughts?

    • kerelcooper says:

      I guess the first question I would have, is Peavy available? The Whitesox traded for him last year and they knew they were taking on years and money so I would think that they decided to make some level of commitment?

      Outside of that, I am a fan of Peavy. I wanted the Mets to get him a couple years ago but that didn't happen. A couple concerns though: HR/9 are going up and K/9 are going down. Maybe these numbers would improve if he was back in the NL. This would be a gamble.

      • FormerDirtDart says:

        I think Haren (Arz) might be a good fit. His contract is going to be a huge weight on the D-Backs payroll, and he wasn't part of their "anyone but" list. Arz might take less, to cut payroll. Citi could help his HR #s too

        I like Greinke too. He won't be eating as big a percentage of KC's payroll in '11-'12 as Haren-Arz though.

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