3) The NY Mets should take the risk on Tyler Glasnow
There is at least one more pitcher still in his 20s and on a team that cares a lot about saving money we’d like to see. Tyler Glasnow, the talented righty on the Tampa Bay Rays, is someone Mets fans have noticed. We’re all lurking on his Baseball-Reference page wondering if it’s possible to snatch him away.
Glasnow is a very interesting trade candidate. He has missed a ton of time. Somehow, despite being with the Rays since mid-2018, Glasnow has managed to make only 50 starts for them. It may also come as a surprise to those of us who haven’t followed him closely to realize he only made 17 of them with the Pittsburgh Pirates prior to the trade.
There is a ton of talent in Glasnow which has yet to be fully reached. Injuries have plagued him.
His contract doesn’t make him a trade candidate quite yet. Set to make $5.35 million in 2023, it’s his next year’s deal which puts him in line to get moved. Glasnow will take home $25 million in 2024 through the extension he signed with Tampa Bay. It’s the kind of risky dollar amount few teams would take on. It’s an amount the Rays might even need to eat a portion of.
Glasnow isn’t going to come to the Mets this winter. Look for him to be a midseason or next winter trade candidate. Right now, there’s too much risk. There are better options out there as much as we’d love to see him call Flushing home.