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NY Mets: 4 trades for a pitcher to ease our Jacob deGrom injury pain

Jul 7, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) walks off the field after pitching the top of the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 7, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) walks off the field after pitching the top of the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 24, 2021; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Twins starting pitcher Jose Berrios (17) pitches against the Cleveland Indians in the second inning at Target Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports

Jose Berrios is the unavailable starting pitcher the Mets would need to overpay for

Is Jose Berrios even available for a trade? If you believe the latest rumors, the Minnesota Twins are hanging onto him and everyone else with control through next season.

Ted DiBiase taught us all an important lesson many years ago. Everyone has a price. The Twins have one with Berrios. It’s just a matter of finding out what the cost is.

Berrios is another pitcher that’s more than a rental. Younger than Gibson and possibly yet to reach his peak, he has been talked about for weeks as a possible acquisition for the Mets. The trouble with this is just how willing Minnesota is to let him go. Let’s not forget this is the same franchise that once traded Johan Santana to the Mets and got very little in return.

Like with any other starting pitchers ready to swap uniforms in the next few days, Berrios is not deGrom. Nobody is. This doesn’t mean the Mets shouldn’t go out there and try to stabilize their already shaky rotation.

For what it’s worth, the Twins have a couple of players that could be fits for the Mets. On the mound, Michael Pineda and Kenta Maeda are also potential fits. I put Berrios on this list because he is the best the Twins have to offer. When we’re talking about replacing deGrom, the best is what you look for.

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