Talks around town are the Mets and Rockies are discussing trading Troy Tulowitzki and Carlos Gonzalez to the Mets for pitching, which they so desperately need. Adding these two hitters to the roster would be a great move – but I feel in name only.
Think about it – will they have the power to help the Mets get over the batting slump, or will they just be another couple of players added to the long list of chumps we care to forget?
Numbers in Colorado are inflated, we all know that, but these charts are pretty telling and you cant fake stats – they always tell the truth.
Troy Tulowitzki Above .400 at Home · Below .300 Away
Carlos Gonzalez About .350 at Home · Below .200 Away
Of course, there’s always a chance that they can get better, but there’s always a chance they can just stay the same.
Now, let’s say this is a move the Mets should make. Who do they give up to make this trade happen? I already said in a few groups this morning that I would be fine with Noah Syndergaard and a Dillon Gee or Jonothan Neise going to the Rockies. And even though I don’t want to make much of his last two starts, I would rather lose Gee before Neise.
As for Syndergaard, having a record of 8-5 with a 5.36 ERA doesn’t really move me and I always fail to mention him in next year’s rotation because with stats like that – in Triple A – he’s gonna be there a while.
In my opinion, I say we make the move. It shows us, the fans, that the Mets want to do something and being there is a real surplus of arms, what can it really hurt? It can’t get any worse and if they both decide to learn how to hit, the lineup could be locked, stocked and ready to go.
Then again…well, you know.