2) NY Mets potential acquisition: Luis Castillo
Luis Castillo is a player I've been advocating the Mets to acquire for the longest time. He has electric stuff and is so fun to watch. He's also very durable, something this Mets rotation is not close to.
The Mets didn't have a huge need to acquire Castillo this season as their rotation already shapes up to be one of the best in baseball. However, Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer have both missed substantial time this season. Adding another guy to anchor the rotation or best case scenario be a number three starter in a rotation would've been so awesome.
Can you imagine a postseason rotation that included deGrom, Scherzer, Castillo and Bassitt? Mets might've never lost.
The Mariners gave up so much for a position that wasn't a huge need. They traded three of their top five prospects including shortstop phenom Noelvi Marte who is ranked 17th on mlb.com's top 100 list.
Brett Baty is ranked 18th on that list. I probably wouldn't want to include him in that deal for a position that wasn't a necessity. But if the Mariners preferred Marte to Baty, they would've had to give up Francisco Alvarez which would be an easy no from me.
In a Baty deal other prospects of note like Mauricio and Vientos would've been traded as well. It's just too much. Love the player, hate the price. Castillo is a free agent after next season though, so maybe it's in the cards after all?