What Would You Trade for Justin Upton?

Considering that this offseason is likely to be almost exciting as last year for Mets fans, I’d like to spice things up by posing questions to you periodically in a series titled “Would You …?”. The questions may be realistic, unrealistic, or completely ridiculous. This series would be kind of like fantasy baseball — complete fiction — and intended to open your mind and spark discussion.

Let’s begin with this conversation starter for you: “Would You trade Ruben Tejada and Jonathon Niese for Justin Upton?”

Again, never mind that this will never happen. It’s meant to get your brain going and your emotions rolling. What say you? Do you make such a deal? Why or why not? Do you adjust the trade by adding/subtracting players on either/both sides?

Ball is in your court — go!

Perhaps this can be a series we run all winter, in which I pose a question and you answer it.

12-13 Offseason, Would You ...?

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