We should expect the New York Mets to shop all of their players on expiring contracts over the next two weeks. Here’s where they should go and what the Mets should ask for in return.
It’s a pretty bittersweet time to be a New York Mets fan. After entering the All-Star break at 40-50, the once promising, young, versatile (you name it!) roster has been left out to dry – and by their own bullpen no less.
Talk about friendly fire.
But with the second half of the season now well underway and the July 31 Trade Deadline looming in the near distance, who knows which players will still be wearing the orange and blue come 4:00pm on July 31?
While there is certainly a group of dynamic players the Mets will not trade – like 2019 Mets All-Stars Pete Alonso, Jeff McNeil, and Jacob deGrom – in addition to a second tier of talent that the Mets would need to be ‘overwhelmed’ by an offer to trade – like Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Michael Conforto, and Amed Rosario – there are three players in particular that are currently at their most valuable, thanks to a combination of their 2019 performances and expiring contracts.
Simply put, the Mets need a center fielder, an upgrade in relief pitching, and quality prospects to get their organization back on track – and dealing Zack Wheeler, Todd Frazier and Jason Vargas could help them do just that.