I read this on MLBTradeRumors:
Definitely a serious package there, the Mets thought it was too much.
Let's try and make a direct comparison for our intents and purposes. Those who know our farm better than I, please chime in at any point and make commentary on this.
Bobby Parnell could compare to Brandon Hynick. In college, both pitchers had similar HR9 and K9, but Hynick's WHIP was far lower than Parnell's thanks to a nearly halved BB9. Granted, Hynick pitched twice as many innings in college ball, but there's still something to be said. Parnell is 23, Hynick 24, and Parnell just cracked the majors this season, and Hynick is close enough as it is.
Jon Niese looks similar to a Jeff Francis type, a guy whose fastball really won't overpower you, but can drop a solid changeup in. While they might not be a perfect match, Esmil Rogers could possibly be a match in terms of talent, or maybe we try and toss a couple guys like Connor Graham and Sam Deduno.
Ruben Tejada's a bit tricky to try and compare to. He's 19 in AA, and while he's not crushing the ball, he's putting up a solid OBP. We don't have a direct comparison, but I wonder if Hector Gomez is overpaying or if someone like Delta Cleary is underpaying too much.
So while I'm still pretty sure this is a huge amount of prospects to send for a pitcher we probably won't land, but it's something to discuss, anyhow.
Brandon Hynick, Esmil Rogers, Delta Cleary, Carlos Gonzalez for Roy Halladay.