Two Mets trade ideas from SNY and why they will never happen
By Tim Boyle
SNY has two trade ideas for the New York Mets. Neither will happen.
On Wednesday, SNY shared an image on its Facebook page and probably a lot of other places with a pair of New York Mets trade ideas. Usually, when I see a major outlet such as SNY share an idea, it’s at least reasonable. These two were absolutely bonkers.
The first would bring Milwaukee Brewers reliever Josh Hader to the Mets in exchange for a pair of players. The two proposed in this deal were J.D. Davis and Corey Oswalt.
One of these things is not like the other.
Hader has been the subject of trade rumors and speculation for a few seasons now. The dominant reliever could definitely bring the Brewers back a decent haul. I actually think Davis would be really good for them. It’s when we get to Oswalt when things get unrealistic.
Oswalt is unproven at the big league level and already 27. His inclusion in this deal isn’t much more than a warm body. I say this now but wait until the Mets lose him on waivers and he ends up with the 2023 Cy Young.
If the Mets were able to pull off a deal like this, the Brewers have to pack up and leave Milwaukee, right? Canada isn’t very far.
The second trade proposed by a nameless and faceless person or robot from SNY involves pitcher Sonny Gray. To land him, the Mets would give up Andres Gimenez and Drew Smith.
My reaction to this trade is a little different mainly because I’m not so sure how well Gray could perform in New York even in different colors. He was a disaster with the New York Yankees. Would switching boroughs help at all?
Yet another hesitation, Gimenez might turn into something pretty good. I would like to at least get someone I’m confident in back in return for the young shortstop.
When it comes to Smith, I get it. While he could develop into a competent bullpen arm, the Mets are starting to run out of room on the 2021 roster. If trading Smith helps the Mets acquire a starting pitcher, it’s probably for the best.
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Neither deal will happen, but it’s always interesting to see what others believe could be on the trade horizon. Each deal has some logic behind it and might just be a jumping-off point for a real trade between the Mets and one of their NL Central foes.