According to the rumblings of New York Mets trade rumors, a blockbuster deal with the Seattle Mariners for Robinson Cano is at two minutes to midnight.
The latest New York Mets trade rumors suggest a potential blockbuster deal with the Seattle Mariners could be done sometime on Friday. For days, we’ve wondered which players would be involved in the Robinson Cano swap. Well, late on Thursday, we got our answer.
Along with closer Edwin Diaz, Cano was reportedly going to the Mets in exchange for a package that could include Jay Bruce, Anthony Swarzak, Jeff McNeil, Justin Dunn, and Jarred Kelenic. The package has since changed with McNeil thankfully staying and pitcher Gerson Bautista replacing him.
There’s a lot to take in with this possible trade. I would imagine most Mets fans are pleased to see Bruce and Swarzak dealt away. The possible loss of McNeil had many Mets fans an edge for hours. Believing he will stay puts many at ease.
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Any big deal for major league players will require the sacrifice of some minor league talent. With this understanding, I get why Dunn and/or Kelenic are required in this blockbuster deal.
Logically, it would have made some sense for the Mets to move McNeil in this deal as it gives Cano an obvious path toward playing as much as possible. With Cano and McNeil on the roster together, one would need to play out of position. Not to mention, it makes them even more left-handed than they already are.
These Mets trade rumors involving Cano haven’t had much time to grow. A week ago, the buzz was about whether or not anyone could offer up a reasonable price for Noah Syndergaard.
There’s still talk regarding Thor being dealt, but right now, as the Doomsday Clock moves toward two minutes to midnight, it’s all about this trade with Seattle.
According to Jeff Passan, whatever pieces the two teams agree upon, could be done as early as Friday. It’s a big move to unofficially begin the Brodie Van Wagenen Era, end the month of November, and welcome some new Mets trade rumors prior to the Winter Meetings.
Without any other teams seemingly in the running for Cano, I’m guessing the trade happens soon.
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While other teams may try to swipe in and offer something swell for Diaz to stop the deal, I’m thinking Jerry Dipoto’s itchy trigger-finger gets the best of him and we go into the weekend welcoming some new Mets to the roster while saying goodbye to a few others.