SNY loves their images with trade proposals to land a big player. One of the latest they shared has the New York Mets targeting pitcher Jose Berrios of the Minnesota Twins.
Berrios has been speculated about for weeks and the Twins don’t seem eager to deal him for anything short of a king’s ransom. Controllable for another year and young, Minnesota is doing the wise thing and asking for a lot in return for this unnecessary trade chip.
The good people at SNY think they know what it would take to pry Berrios away from the Twins and bring him to the Big Apple. It’s a deal with a headline prospect and a major league player.
Does this trade bring Jose Berrios to the Mets?
This is what was proposed by SNY on Facebook:
There are two immediate reactions all Mets followers have to this. I think it depends on how you feel about Ronny Mauricio. Some view him as expendable. Others are still holding out hope that he develops into a superb major leaguer and the team manages to clear a path to him playing somewhere. Don’t ask me where that might be.
Along with Mauricio, the Twins add prospect Jaylen Palmer. It’s nothing excessive and I find most fans would part with him easily. He is outside of every top ten list I have ever seen.
The final piece is Tylor Megill. This is tricky. Megill has outperformed expectations this year and it makes a lot of sense to capitalize on it. Does he even have enough innings in his arm to help the Mets much longer? I feel like the gas light can start blinking at any moment.
Trading Megill in any deal creates a problem for the Mets. While it may improve the rotation, they don’t get more depth. Injuries have shaken the club to the point where I feel an unexpected need to hold onto him. If this trade went down today, the Mets would have a healthy rotation of Berrios, Marcus Stroman, and Taijuan Walker.
Are they that much better?
A trade for Berrios is about more than what the Mets do over the next few days or weeks. Guys are supposed to get healthy again and return to the rotation. This is key to pulling off this kind of trade with Minnesota.
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I’ve already counted out Berrios as a possibility for the Mets because I think they would want even more than what is offered in this deal. And they should ask for it. With no need to move Berrios, why not up the ante?