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Any talk about taking back an albatross contract like Strasburg or Corbin to lower the prospect price? Would think that fits the Mets better than most teams with Cohen's willingness to spend to win.

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I'm guessing (total speculation, fwiw) that this is a total prospect deal. They'll look to unload other players in separate situations. They're going to want a max return for Soto and watering it down by sending away a bad contract would negatively impact their return.

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would you agree though that if they're willing to include salary relief in the deal, this could be the way for the Mets to get him without giving up alvarez?

alvarez is literally the only guy I would worry about holding onto. everyone else is fair game...I'd probably still do the deal anyway if he is the hold up, but I wouldn't want to take any dead money back if that's the case.

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I have been saying this on Twitter since yesterday. eat one or both of those contracts and Alvarez stays...everyone else is fair game.

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It sounds like any sort of deal would require Alvarez unfortunately. ESPN just reported it would cost around 4-6 top prospects

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of course if there's no dead money being exchanged it would cost Alvarez. that's not even a question.

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Yeah and it sounds unlikely nats will want that diluted return in prospects. Would be great if they would compromise, although Mets payroll would be so inflated not sure who they could keep moving forward

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Respectfully, no. How many 40m/yr players on one team? Let ‘‘em hot dog for someone else. The greed in baseball is unbelievable.

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Let's go big

Smith,Alvarez,Mauricio and yes McNeil

For, Soto,bell, and corbin

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High Risk, High Reward.

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