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12-08-2011, 03:56 PM
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Originally Posted by Zil View Post
You are aware that they're not getting the Marlins' first round pick aren't you? The top 18 picks in the draft are not subject to the free agent compensation rule. The Mets get a sandwich round pick and a second or third round pick (depending on whether Reyes was higher rated than Heath Bell). Given that they got Zack Wheeler for Beltran, they probably could gotten another two elite prospects for Reyes. Plus, those prospects would already have a year or two of development and be closer to the majors. There's really no way to spin not trading Reyes as anything other than a colossal blunder.
It's not depending. We DO get a 2nd round pick. He is rated higher than Bell. Already been confirmed.

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