Three Mets prospects the team absolutely cannot trade this winter
The New York Mets currently have three highly regarded prospects in their farm system that should under no circumstances be included in any trade this offseason.
Over the previous two seasons, the New York Mets under the leadership of former General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen have exhausted the farm system in multiple trades. Regrettably, the Mets not only lost one of the top prospects in all of baseball with Jarred Kelenic being shipped to the Seattle Mariners, but they have lost multiple valuable arms in the upper echelon of their minor league system.
Under new leadership, both Owner Steve Cohen and Team President Sandy Alderson have both acknowledged the importance of rebuilding the Mets farm system moving forward. If the organization is looking to make a big splash this winter via trade there are certainly moving pieces at the Major League level that the Mets can be flexible with to make a deal happen.
While it’s tough to justify a player being “untouchable” aside from a select few, especially at the Minor League level, this offseason it is vital that whoever steps in as the new Mets General Manager recognizes that there are three players in the farm system who should not be in consideration for any transaction this winter.
Two of the players who should not be included in any trade this winter include two stud pitchers making their way through the organization’s pipeline. When looking at the Mets top-30 prospect list by MLB.com, there is really only one pitcher in the top ten who could possibly make a Major League impact within the next year.
While it certainly bears repeating that the Mets have lost a few quality arms in a time where they could certainly use them the most, it is imperative that the Mets do not trade the following three prospects in order to begin laying the foundation down of constructing a stronger farm system as well as a brighter future moving forward.