What an exciting May for fans of New York Mets rumors this is shaping up to be! The team already pulled off a trade for Cameron Maybin with the Chicago Cubs. Hours later, we learned from the great Jon Heyman that there may be more Mets rumors to come.
According to Heyman, Maybin might not be the last new outfielder coming to Flushing. More Mets rumors may soon peek their heads out from the cave a little early and start hitting social media. The team is reportedly still in the market for outfield help.
The Mets, now down all three of their Opening Day outfielders, are left with Dominic Smith as the lone regular over in left field. We already know he’s not a true left fielder which makes things even messier for the situation this team is facing.
Mets rumors are rare for May, but is there anything familiar about this organization from the recent past?
Mets rumors typically don’t begin their march until late June at the earliest. Only a little more than a month and a half into the year, it’s exciting to see the club is already making moves and trying to prevent injuries from sinking them. Far too short-handed than anyone would like to see, smaller moves like acquiring Maybin for a single picture of a dead president is huge.
I think this says a lot about this current regime. Even with minor league depth at a few positions—not so much the outfield—they are making phone calls. Whether it’s another trade or possibly a free agent signing (what’s Yoenis Cespedes up to?), this Mets organization doesn’t want to sit around and hope for the best. They are taking action.
The Mets will hopefully get a little relief soon. J.D. Davis looks like he’ll be the next man to return to the lineup. When he does, I’ll be curious to see if he sticks at third base or possibly sees some action over in right field. This will depend a lot on whether or not the Mets make another move.
Any additional transaction the Mets make for the outfield will likely come in the form of a depth move. They aren’t going to add a superstar. If I had to guess, it’s going to be someone they may even simply put on the Triple-A squad.
Outfield depth has been an issue for this franchise for a few years. Their best outfield prospects are years away from making it to the big leagues. Khalil Lee has looked outmatched at the plate and would benefit from seeing at-bats in Triple-A rather than getting fed to the wolves on a regular basis in the big leagues.
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What other names will we see in future Mets rumors? For now, curb your enthusiasm for a blockbuster deal. Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto, Kevin Pillar, and even Albert Almora will come back. Knowing this, keep tabs on the other Cameron Maybin-type players across the league. Maybe if the Mets are willing to pay two dollars they can get someone twice as good.