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Mets: Three Cubs players worth trading for this offseason

CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 30: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Chicago Cubs talks at the mound with his infield during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on September 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - SEPTEMBER 30: Manager Joe Maddon #70 of the Chicago Cubs talks at the mound with his infield during the third inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field on September 30, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Andrew Weber/Getty Images)
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Are the Chicago Cubs and New York Mets potential offseason trade partners? (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

With Jed Hoyer taking the reigns and the Chicago Cubs making almost everyone available, the New York Mets should look to restructure their roster by trading for these three players

The New York Mets have started to make moves this offseason outside of retaining players from the 2020 roster. With Trevor May signing a two-year deal to play for the Mets in 2021 and the Winter Meetings happening next week, Mets fans could be in for a flurry of moves over the coming weeks. And while Sandy Alderson has reportedly preferred to construct the roster through free agency as opposed to trade, it’s not unrealistic to think that the Mets could still be real players in the trade market.

While Mets fans are still holding out hope to see Francisco Lindor manning shortstop in 2021, it would behoove Alderson to call the Chicago Cubs and inquire about some possible trade opportunities. Reports have indicated that the Cubs are open to dealing a bevy of their players, including Javier Baez.

The Mets are looking to upgrade at multiple positions including centerfield, catcher and starting pitching. While there’s very real interest in free agents who could fill the gaps in all these areas, it’s also possible that these questions could be answered with some players currently on the Cubs’ roster. It’s been reported that both Washington and Atlanta could be possible landing spots for  Kris Bryant.

Considering the willingness to listen to offers, it would make sense for the Mets to check in with Chicago to see what the cost is for certainly players. This isn’t the first time that Mets-Cubs rumors have circulated. The two teams were connected in trade rumors the last few years.

With a new owner, money to spend and a solid core in tact, the Mets should make an attempt to trade for these three Cubs players this offseason.

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