The first and maybe only of the New York Mets trade rumors to hit the wire this month comes straight from the general manager.
So much for a fire sale or a massive shopping spree for the New York Mets, right? According to the latest Mets trade rumors straight from the mouth of General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen, the team will be cautious at this year’s deadline.
Hovering just below .500 heading into the weekend before the August 31 trade deadline, the team isn’t really out of it nor are they in the thick of guaranteed playoff contention. The Mets are in a familiar spot—limbo.
This is the first of any Mets trade rumors we have heard of this month and with good reason. Four games were already wiped out last week and prior to that the trade deadline still felt weeks away.
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August 31 is a lot closer to us now. After their saga against the New York Yankees this weekend, the Mets would need to know exactly what they can or cannot do or hold tight.
Based on Van Wagenen’s comments, it seems as if keeping things intact and hoping for the best is the strategy the club will go with.
There hasn’t been the same flood of MLB trade rumors this year like they are in past seasons. No team is quite sure where they are except for maybe those way out in front of their division or far below in the basement.
Not yet buried, the Mets are one of those talented teams that could go on a hot streak for a week and suddenly find themselves playing postseason baseball. We’ve watched enough of them to also know it won’t take long for them to fall out of the race completely. Give us another doubleheader against the Miami Marlins and it could happen.
August 31 might be the trade deadline and the last day for any major Mets trade rumors to flow but it’s also an important day in Flushing for another reason. Bids for the new owners are due that day which means the team may in fact make a trade that day.
And fortunately, that trade would send the lowest WAR in franchise history away—eventually.
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As hyped as the trade deadline can get us, progression in the potential sale of the Mets is probably all we’ll witness in the coming days. If it means trading the Wilpons, it’s a fair deal.