The Colorado Rockies have been preparing to sell at the 2021 trade deadline since before the year even began. The deal that sent Nolan Arenado to the St. Louis Cardinals signaled exactly what they had in mind for 2021: not much at all. According to the latest MLB trade rumors, the next step in their rebuild process will have to wait until at least the end of the All-Star Break.
Can we blame them? They have guests coming over early next week! They need to clean things up before the Midsummer Classic festivities.
This isn’t a whole lot of time to wait around. For a team like the New York Mets, they have a week now to get on the phone with the Rockies and maybe see what it would cost to acquire an arm.
Already profiled previously on Rising Apple, the Rockies have a couple of pitchers Mets fans should be eager to see appear in future MLB trade rumors.
Other pertinent MLB trade rumors for Mets fans to know
MLB trade rumors are just beginning to take shape. Now with three weeks to go before all trades must be finalized, we should see them begin to pick up following the All-Star Break when the Rockies and every other seller start returning voicemails.
From a Mets perspective, there are a few more MLB trade rumors to take note of.
First, the Chicago Cubs are freefalling quicker than the subject of a Tom Petty song. A lengthy losing streak has put them in a position to possibly sell rather than buy at the trade deadline. This is superb news for the Mets. Even if it’s not Kris Bryant they’d be after, Chicago has a surplus of tradable pieces that would fit perfectly in orange and blue.
Equally as important to know a little more about who is selling is which teams the Mets will need to compete against to buy. The Chicago White Sox have been rumored to have interest in multiple position players already. Hopeful they can go far, they’ll give the Mets and every other buyer the stiffest competition this month.
Another team looking to fight for talent, the Houston Astros reportedly have no mandate to stay below the luxury tax threshold. Something Steve Cohen has already said he would blow past if it made sense for the Mets, could this be a year when we see multiple buyers pay the penalty for a high payroll?
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MLB trade rumors season might be short but it’s certainly one of the most exciting times of the year. The Mets, in prime position to buy something, should be center stage for many of the whispers we hear from insiders. Right now, teams seem to be focused most on deciding which line they fall on: buyer or seller. Fortunately for the Amazins, it’s just a matter of waiting to see everything that will be available.