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Trade Analysis: Mets Land Much Needed Upside

Trade Analysis: Mets Land Much Needed Upside

While many teams appear hesitant to give up blue chip prospects in exchange for half season rentals, the Giants didn't flinch in giving up one of the game's most talented pitching prospects, Zack Wheeler, in exchange for Carlos Beltran. The Mets certainly won't be complaining, however, as they netted some badly needed high upside pitching for their farm system.

The year after you win the World Series it seems you are almost obligated to be in all out "win now" mode. So, from the Giants' perspective you have to tip your cap to them for landing the best player on the trade market that we know of. They were in severe need of offensive assistance, and there's no reason to expect that Carlos Beltran won't continue to have an outstanding season. An...

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