Mets: Five possible trade partners
Chicago White Sox
With their ace already neck high in the trade rumor waters, it wouldn’tshock me if Chicago dealt away most of their high priced players.
Starting with Chris Sale, who many teams with pitching issue have been linked to, another name that fits the Mets needs more is Todd Frazier. If traded, could he be a replacement for David Wright? The Mets are pretty stacked in the infield right now with guys like Jose Reyes, Asdrubal Cabrera and Wilmer Flores, to name a few.
On a pretty bad team, Frazier belted 40 home runs and drove in 98 RBIs. Though his batting average is never high (.273 twice in Cincinnati), would Chicago be entertained to package a big bat for a possible pitcher? If a trade were to happen, I could see the White Sox being on the other end of it.
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While trades obviously happen during the winter meetings, I feel they get overlooked because of the vast majority of free agents that could help teams win right now. We’ve obviously seen big trades happen at the winter meetings, so it wouldn’t shock me to see more unfold. Trades take longer because they need to be built around players, and help both teams.
Whether it helps now or helps in the future, you have to be a true master to manipulate the trade market in your favor. If Sandy Alderson finds a specific trade that would help New York win now, look for these teams to be in the mix.