Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Mets Close to Trading Mike Cameron for Xavier Nady

Buster Olney apparantly broke a story saying that the Mets and Padres have agreed on a deal. Mike Cameron for Xavier Nady. The big part of the deal has the Padres picking up the entire $7 million that Cameron has coming to him next season. In exchange, we get a fair first baseman.

I was a big fan of Cameron coming to New York, but that was before the Mets signed Carlos Beltran. Nady, while he hasn't quite lived up to the prospect hype he received, would actually be an upgrade over last year's poor excuse for a first basemen. Nady can also play the outfield and third base if need be, so he gives Willie Randolph some flexibility. If the Mets could get an even better left handed first baseman, they could platoon that player with Nady, who was quite good against lefties last year (.323/.400/.452).


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