4 likely MLB trade candidates the Mets should target, 3 they should avoid

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Mets could trade for Miami Marlins starting pitcher

The Miami Marlins are recognized in MLB as an organization with a high level and depth of pitchers in the major leagues and their farm system. Pitchers like Sandy Alcantara, Jesus Luzardo, or prospects Max Meyer, Thomas White, and Noble Meyer consolidate one of the systems with the greatest potential in MLB.

This surplus of pitchers has made the Marlins consider trading some of their arms to get immediate offensive help, and one of the pitchers who could be traded is Trevor Rogers. Rogers had a breakout season in 2021 when he posted a 2.64 ERA with 157 strikeouts in 133 innings pitched.

From this point, Rogers presented a regression in 2022 and 2023 plagued by injuries. This has caused Rogers' market value to be reduced and limited.

Trevor Rogers' current value could be an opportunity for the Mets. Rogers is a pitcher with good stuff, control, and command of the strike zone, limiting his walks and generating contact through ground balls.

His fastball velocity remains above league average, his changeup continues to show great swing-and-miss ability, and his sinker has induced an xSLG below .260 in two consecutive seasons. With a pitcher of this caliber in a lower-value scenario, the Mets could acquire a pitcher with ace potential for the cost of a number 3 pitcher in a rotation.