Today is the first day teams can bid on a FA other than their own. The Mets haven’t made any offers, yet, but don’t expect that to continue. Omar Minaya will go fishing somewhere.
However, by most accounts this is a weak FA market, and there’s talk trades might be the way to go. But, the Mets don’t have a lot of chips, and those they have must be spent on pitching.
The Mets’ three best outfield prospects are Lastings Milledge, Carlos Gomez and Fernando Martinez. Their three best pitching prospects are Mike Pelfrey, Phil Humber and Kevin Mulvey.
Of the six, Martinez could have the highest ceiling, but he’s also the farthest away. Are any of these guys untouchable to you? Who might get the Mets the most right now?
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