Mets: Three ways Brodie Van Wagenen can screw up the trade deadline
By Tim Boyle
All New York Mets fans can agree on one thing; Brodie Van Wagenen must not screw up this year’s trade deadline.
Isn’t 2020 an interesting baseball season? Only a little over a month into the season, the MLB trade deadline season has arrived. The New York Mets and every else are still very much alive in the playoff hunt. The key now is to add to the roster without losing a trade.
The Mets know a thing or two about bad trades. They have made a lot of them. Current general manager Brodie Van Wagenen has a knack for them as well.
At this year’s trade deadline, it’s important BVW doesn’t come away as the loser with whatever decisions he makes. By taking these three actions, Van Wagenen and the Mets can screw up the trade deadline.
Buying when he should sell
Are the Mets buyers or sellers? It’s too close to call.
I think this is how we’ll feel right up until August 31. Unless the Mets go on an epic streak of winning or losing, we won’t really know for sure one way or another what the right direction to go will be.
Many fans are already set on putting an asterisk on the 2020 World Series. I can’t blame them. It’s a funky season and it doesn’t exactly feel complete.
Nevertheless, it’s important to play competitive baseball and understand where you are in the standings. For Van Wagenen, he cannot force this team into buyer-mode when they look like obvious sellers.
If his trade-trigger-finger gets a little too happy, it’s best if the team doesn’t do anything at all. They can hope all of their pending free agents are enough to get them to the playoffs in 2020 and not cry when it fails.