Aug 15, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies center fielder Charlie Blackmon (19) rounds the bases after his solo home run in the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Coors Field. The Nationals defeated the Rockies 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Get an everyday center fielder in Charlie Blackmon

It would take quite a bit to pry Charlie Blackmon away from the Rockies, but his power, speed and true center field ability is something that the Mets currently severely lack.

Since making his only All-Star game in 2014, Blackmon has become one of the premier five-tool center fielders in the MLB, posting an 162 game statistical average of a .299/.354/.480 line, 103 runs, 34 doubles, seven triples, 24 home runs, 76 RBIs and 32 steals. He even hit a career high 29 homers last season, along with a .324 average and .381 on-base percentage – placing him 26th in the NL MVP vote.

The Rockies are in an eternal search for starting pitching, so Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Wheeler or some combination of them would likely be involved in such a trade – along with either Bruce or Granderson to clear room for Blackmon to start.

He would clearly give the Mets the center fielder they’ve been missing since Carlos Beltran‘s trade in 2011, but he will not come cheap. So Mets fans and management – if you want him, be prepared to pay up for his talent.

Chris recently graduated with a Journalism degree from Montclair State University. Baseball is his love and he hopes to bring back some of the old-school popularity to the game. Chris Thompson covers the NY Jets and NY Mets for Elite Sports NY. You can interact with him on Twitter @Time2Topher.