Dodgers Acquire Lilly and Theriot

The Mets have more or less a “set” lineup and several immovable contracts. That said there are few places where there is an opportunity to upgrade.

The two places where the Mets might be able to improve would be in the starting rotation and second base.

Ironically, these are the same spots that the Dodgers upgraded just a few minutes ago, by trading Blake DeWitt to the Cubs for Ted Lilly and Ryan Theriot.

Sit tight, Mets fans … Omar Minaya is working the phones furiously right now and I’m sure he’s on the verge of a blockbuster!

Joe Janish began MetsToday in 2005 to provide the unique perspective of a high-level player and coach -- he earned NCAA D-1 All-American honors as a catcher and coached several players who went on to play pro ball. As a result his posts often include mechanical evaluations, scout-like analysis, and opinions that go beyond the numbers. Follow Joe's baseball tips on Twitter at @onbaseball and at the On Baseball Google Plus page.
  1. Jack August 1, 2010 at 2:45 pm
    For someone that seems to understand baseball, you don’t seem to realize that the Mets are not a championship caliber team this year. Even if they were to acquire a better starter or second baseman, the *best* they could do is make the playoffs. However, the more likely scenario is that they fall short of the playoffs with the new studs and at the same time, give up some prospects that could help them out in the future.
  2. Joe Janish August 1, 2010 at 3:25 pm
    They’re not a championship caliber team? But Jeff Wilpon told us that he was doing “whatever was necessary” to make sure that it was … in fact, his exact words during the offseason were: “Ownership is dedicated to delivering a championship-caliber team.”

    So I’m confused.

    If the Mets are NOT a championship-caliber team, then shouldn’t they have been sellers?