Mets: Five ways Andres Gimenez can fit into the team’s future plans
By Tim Boyle
Finally, there’s the fifth option. I won’t go into the negative ones where he fades into obscurity and anything good he does in 2020 is a fluke. My last option is still leaning further away from the positive because it involves trading Gimenez.
Coming into the 2020 season, I was okay with trading Gimenez. I still would be for the right price. As you can see, it’s not the easiest to get him regular playing time.
We also don’t fully know what he will become. I don’t want to trade him. I don’t think the Mets should either. But in order to get something of value you back, it’s what a team must do.
Gimenez is exactly the type of player the Mets would trade and probably should in order to get better now. The more playing time he gets in Major League Baseball this season, the more coveted he could become—depending on the results.
Although Gimenez isn’t the level of prospect that could headline a deal for a major star, he’s a solid piece the Mets can put in a deal to acquire veteran talent. The club has already traded away so many of their best prospects or watched others graduate. They would be held hostage in any trade negotiations.
This final option is a little rushed and doesn’t seem to have any urgency at all to it. The best course of action for the team would be to keep him in a reserve role rather than move on from him too quickly. We know Brodie Van Wagenen has a passion for trading prospects. Fortunately, Gimenez has graduated from minor leaguer to major leaguer this year.
The odds of seeing him dealt just got slimmer.
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