Honestly, who concocts these miserable trade ideas?
The latest "rumor" out on the web has the Mets trading away Carlos Beltran to the Yankees in return for Robinson Cano, Brian Bruney or Jose Veras, Ian Kennedy, and another prospect or two and some cash.
No to Cano.
No to Bruney.
No to Veras.
No to Kennedy.
No to anyone else they want to throw in (unless it's A-Rod.)
This "rumor" shouldn't even get any press, but it keeps popping up and I feel like I have to comment on it.
The Mets are not going to trade Beltran, unless they're going to get someone worth $119 million. None of those players combined could equal what Beltran does for the Mets.
A lot of people hate Beltran, and I'm not sure why. Sure, he had a stinker of a first season with the Mets, but look at his stats over his Mets career.
2005: .266 BA, .330 OBP, .414 SLG, 16 HR, 78 RBI, 83 runs.
2006: .275 BA, .388 OBP, .594 SLG, 41 HR, 116 RBI, 127 runs.
2007: .276 BA, .353 OBP, .525 SLG, 33 HR, 112 RBI, 93 runs.
2008: .284 BA, .376 OBP, .500 SLG, 27 HR, 112 RBI, 116 runs.
Not to mention three All-Star Game appearances, most likely three straight Gold Gloves and two Silver Sluggers awards.
What else do I have to say? He's good at the plate, and great in the field. He's a cornerstone of the team, and without him, expect many more balls to fall in for hits.
No way, no how is this trade even considered by Omar Minaya.