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January 14, 2021

Pirates

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Allan Minors RHP 13.7 11 13.7 16.4
Smith 25 Majors 1B OF Low 4.0 35.6 18.0 17.6 14 17.6 21

Mets

Name Age Level P1 P2 Availablility Years AFV Salary Surplus Low Median High
Reynolds 25 Majors OF Low 4.0 51.7 20.6 31.1 24.9 31.1 37.3
2 Comments
  1. Daniel Marcoulis

    So, after seeing reports about Mets looking at Amora Jr, I figured I’d try and find a player who is a much better defensive option in CF for NYM while also not completely sacrificing offensive. This is regardless that they just added Lindor and had the highest OPS+ in the league last year anyways.

    Pirates just traded their star 1B, so a pick up with control in a player like Smith could be huge (plus I think he’s a better player overall than Bell) and obtain something for their pipeline as it got pretty thin after the Oneil Cruz incident.

    Enter a young player in Matthew Allen, the Mets #4 prospect. ETA’d by MLB.com in 2023 which is no problem for a very needed rebuilding Pirates.

    Mets gain a switch hitting bat that could allow Nimmo to move to LF and allow for a better up the middle defensive replacement. Reynolds took a step back offensive in 2020 but improved a lot defensively, especially in CF – albeit the short sample size.

    Now my qualm with this trade is there isn’t a monetary incentive for the Bucc’s as they are both pre-arb players. BUT they do get a pitcher in their pipeline who would, technically, be ready for a more competitively established team later on. And they do get a replacement bat for the lost of Bell.

    If there becomes a DH in the league, than this whole exercise is obsolete lol.

    But would love to hear what you guys think.

    • Corbin Graham

      Your logic is good from a Pirates point of view, but the Mets are not going to be willing to give up two really valuable pieces for what amounts to a defensive upgrade. They have described Allen as untradeable along with 5 other minor leaguers. And with Dominic Smith’s offensive emergence and willingness to move to left field, I just don’t see him as a viable trade piece either from their perspective.

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