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Monday, July 17, 2017

Mets should let a Jacob deGrom trade offer blow them away

Now, say you have Jacob deGrom. If you are the Mets, you love deGrom. He is a keeper, the one you planned to stick with throughout his prime.

But you are Sandy Alderson, and you notice the supply for top starters is thin and the demand great. Do you stick with the original strategy and ignore the market place? Or do you see what he is worth?

Because you have an idea of the value, but say a desperate team is willing to double that value, better positioning your team for years to come. And, lo and behold, five teams with arguably top seven or eight farm systems need someone just like deGrom – the Yankees, Dodgers, Astros, Brewers and Braves.

Remember, putting the house or player on the market does NOT mean you have to unload it. This is merely an exercise in seeing how far a hungry suitor might go.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: July 17, 2017 at 02:10 PM | 19 comment(s)
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