You want to win the World Series more than anything else. A big part of getting that far is to win the trade deadline. New York Mets General Manager Billy Eppler has a lot of resources to come away victorious.
Winning the trade deadline is important. Just ask the 2021 Atlanta Braves. Their strategy was quantity that then became quality. Their NLCS and World Series MVPs were trade deadline additions. Could the Mets see the same fortune fall into their laps?
There are several paths out there to help Eppler get a trade deadline W. Let’s look at three of those options.
1) NY Mets win the trade deadline if they get Juan Soto
Without diving too into detail about the cost, if the Mets land Juan Soto, they’ve won.
It’s a sweepstakes like no other at the trade deadline. Never before or ever again will we see a 23-year-old superstar available midseason.
Needless to say, it wouldn’t be a Mets victory if it cost them too much. Too much would equal giving up parts that would be able to help them win right now. This means burning up the farm system to every extent possible in order to make their team better for 2022.
However it is you feel about Soto ending up in Flushing, there’s little doubt he’d make this team better. It’s a major victory for the Mets even if he doesn’t help them win this year. There is always next season. Then the year after that. But right now, he’s certainly going to improve the lineup.