Mets: Four bats the Mets might trade for a starting pitcher this offseason
By Tim Boyle
The New York Mets are going to need to bolster their starting rotation this winter and trading one of these four position players might be the only way to do it.
Send us arms! The New York Mets need some starting pitching help in 2021. Luckily for them, the club has a few bats they can move this winter to make it happen.
Before I get chased out of the Tristate Area with pitchforks and plastic giveaway bats, I’m not condoning trading any of these players. With that in mind, I still think it’s always worth making a phone call around the league to see what’s available.
I expect the Mets to have a more active winter on the trade market than they did the last time snow fell. Aiming to acquire a good starting pitcher, these four Mets could headline a deal.
Mets trade candidate J.D. Davis
J.D. Davis snuck into our hearts in 2019 and has remained there in 2020. He’s clearly a big league hitter who seems to now have even more value in the field than he did one year prior.
Although not quite Gold Glove-caliber, Davis looks like a fine third base option for the Mets moving forward. He’s also decent enough in left field if that’s where his future lies.
Davis is still a trade candidate because of how the rest of the roster shapes up. The Mets have other options at the positions he plays. Because of this, he’s one of my winter trade candidates.
Davis is still affordable and someone seemingly on the rise. I adore his right-handed bat in the middle of the lineup. On days or weeks when Pete Alonso isn’t performing, he’s there to pick the team up.
Regarded as the best trade pickup made by Brodie Van Wagenen since becoming the GM in Flushing, I would put Davis as the least likely of these candidates to get traded.