Which Mets Stay in Flushing?
It sounds like no one in the Mets locker room is safe from a trade this winter. Unless your name is Jacob deGrom, you’re on the trade block.
Noah Syndergaard down, all of the pitchers are getting shopped. It even sounds like the young position players the Mets could build around in the future are available for the right deal to come around.
We all want safety and security. That’s why I would prefer to know by the end of the Winter Meetings who will stay and who will go. Is this team ready to give Brandon Nimmo another year to further blossom? Do they have faith in Michael Conforto to put together a full year?
Van Wagenen inherited a weak farm system. After the deal with Seattle, he is left with even less to work with.
I do believe someone near to our hearts is dealt before the season opens. I don’t think Van Wagenen is insane enough to flip Nimmo in a package to the Cleveland Indians for Corey Kluber only to then jettison Syndergaard elsewhere. Those addition by subtraction moves are too dangerous for a general manager in his first year. I also don’t think teams value Syndergaard as much as the Mets do.
There will be more opportunities to trade players this winter even beyond the Winter Meetings. However, for my own sake and sanity, it would be extremely helpful to have things settle in sooner than later.
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Van Wagenen’s hire alone was a surprise. I expect more along the way and many more faces on the team by next week.