The Mets may be a lot closer to moving a player than you think. There’s a good possibility that Asdrubal Cabrera could be heading to the Dodgers.
If the Dodgers miss out on landing Machado, Asdrubal Cabrera is one of the players that’s on their list. They have been in need of a full time shortstop ever since Corey Seager went down and required Tommy John surgery.
The only two options are as follows. Either the Dodgers do work something out for Machado or the Orioles ask for too much and leave the Dodgers looking for someone else.
If the Dodgers are left behind in the Machado sweepstakes, there are other potential targets besides Cabrera, but the Mets will need to take advantage and see where it leaves them.
More from Mets Rumors
- NY Mets Rumors: 1 big threat to steal 2 Flushing free agents
- NY Mets Rumors: Marcus Stroman contract expectations top $100 million
- NY Mets Rumors: 1 team already linked to free agent Marcus Stroman
- NY Mets Trade Rumors: The great “what if” J.D. Davis trade
- NY Mets Rumors: Free agent targets could be limited by qualifying offers
As of today, Cabrera is hitting .282 with 16 home runs and 51 RBI’s. It’s very possible that he finishes the season with his highest batting average in a decade and a new career best for home runs.
Numbers like those would really allow a decent boost to Dodgers lineup and push them forward in their goal to reach the world series for a second straight year. Of course, this is all based on whether Cabrera can still play short well as the last time he was at the position was last July.
Still, the Dodgers need to take Cabrera into consideration and the Mets do have to consider trading him if they want to get anywhere next season. As for who we would get for him, that’s a bit harder to determine than most other teams.
Maybe the Mets could ask for a package that revolves around one of their pitching prospects Dennis Santana. He’s pitched poorly with the Dodgers this season but has been great in the minors.
Want your voice heard? Join the Rising Apple team!
Regardless of what the Mets can get for Cabrera, they do need to at least consider trading him if the Dodgers do in fact come to us to inquire about him.