Crucial for the Mets to finish with a “Top 10” worst record

Posted: September 10, 2013 in Future Mets, Hot Stove, News, Opinion
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By Steven Inman

If the Mets have to give up their first round pick, the Shin Soo Choo sweepstakes will be over before it even starts for the Mets

If the Mets have to give up their first round pick, the Shin Soo Choo sweepstakes will be over before it even starts for the Mets

The Mets currently at 64-78 and have the 7th worst record in baseball. Last year the Mets finished with the 11th overall pick and it drastically changed their free agency plans.

The team wanted to sign Michael Bourn but refused to give up their unprotected 11th overall pick to sign him. A similar situation could be upcoming as the Mets wrap up another tough season. Only the top 10 picks are protected and the Mets will not sign a premiere free agent if they finish with an unprotected pick.

While the Mets are probably thankful they didn’t sign Michael Bourn last winter, they would like to sign a bat or two and that could cost picks should they be offered a $13 million dollar qualifying offer by their former teams.

As of now the Mets will have their pick protected with the 7th overall pick but their are still too many games left to be sure. It is in the Mets best interest to have a “top 10” worst record going into an offseason where they plan on spending free agent dollars.

I am not in anyway saying the Mets should tank but a hot streak to end their season, (while not likely) isn’t in the team’s best long term interest. Definitely something to keep an eye on.

To keep track of this situation check out MLB Trade Rumors Reverse Standings Page which is updated everyday.

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