Mets Trade Rumors: Zack Wheeler deal could happen any moment
By Tim Boyle
The latest New York Mets trade rumors hint that a Zack Wheeler trade could happen any moment now. The best part: they could get something good in return.
This “will they or won’t they” trope in sitcoms tend to last for several seasons. When it comes to the New York Mets and a potential trade of Zack Wheeler, it appears we won’t have to wait much longer. The latest Mets trade rumors suggest he could leave New York any day now.
We may have seen Wheeler’s last start for the Mets. A fine showing on Tuesday against the San Diego Padres may have made a potential trade even better.
According to SNY.tv’s Andy Martino, his assessment of the Mets trade rumors hints that the Amazins may end up with far more than they got in the Jeurys Familia deal. In fact, he pegs them at receiving at minimum a top ten prospect and likely more.
Logically, this makes sense. Wheeler is controllable for another year, making less than $2 million, and pitching fantastic for months now. The starting pitcher market is so thin it could have its own special on TLC.
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As I wrote earlier this week, trading Wheeler is key to landing any prospects of note. We all know this team isn’t goint to trade Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard. They would also net some notable young talent, but shoot themselves in the foot a few too many times in doing so.
Mets trade rumors have linked Wheeler to every team in baseball from the Arizona Diamondbacks to the New York Yankees to the Cincinnati Reds. I wouldn’t rule anyone out. He’s an ideal for just about any situation.
This news of a potential Wheeler trade will surely bum out a few Mets fans. Wheeler was a big part of their future, originally acquired in the Carlos Beltran deal with the San Francisco Giants. Injuries took away his opportunity at stardom. Sadly, it looks like any All-Star seasons he may have will take place elsewhere.
I look at this trade a little more positively.
The Mets may not get much at all in return for Asdrubal Cabrera and will have an even tougher time trading Jerry Blevins no matter how many of his leftover socks from the giveaway they include. To even land one near-MLB ready prospect in an organization’s top ten would help their future.
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All hands on deck. A Wheeler deal sounds like it could happen any minute now. Charge your SmartPhones, now.