The New York Mets may not acquire an All-Star player this month via trade, but who knows? All-Stars aren’t off-limits. And the Mets, who could use a boost at the plate and on the mound, are a candidate to potentially pull off one of the bigger blockbuster trades of the summer.
Using the initial All-Star rosters for the 2021 season, these six players look like real possibilities for the Mets.
I am by no means suggesting the Mets will land all of them. What am I, a guy with three followers on social media and no avatar? I know the deal. Picking up even one of these guys would be a good look and improve the club.
NY Mets All-Star trade candidate Kyle Gibson
Spoiler alert! Kyle Gibson is the only player I selected from the American League All-Star roster for this list. The players on bad American League teams to make the All-Star Game don’t really fit the Mets or I view them as unlikely to get dealt.
Gibson is actually a superb target. A veteran having a career year and possessing another season of control beyond 2021, he’s someone worth more than just two months of an investment.
However, I wouldn’t expect Gibson to come close to replicating his All-Star campaign in 2021 ever again. It’s an atypically awesome year he has put together. On a Texas Rangers team going nowhere, there’s little doubt he’ll become available.
For the Mets, a team hopeful to keep the farm as intact as possible, the price may also be right. The Rangers could get something decent back for Gibson, but it won’t be nearly what other squads could get for their best pitcher on the trade block.