2) NY Mets toughest decisions they will need to make in the next 6 months: Should they trade top prospects for a superstar?
The Mets might not have the highest-ranked farm system in baseball, but they do have some very high-end prospect talent. Francisco Alvarez is ranked #1 according to mlb.com. Brett Baty is #19. Kevin Parada is #40 while Alex Ramirez is #90.
In addition to those four top 100 prospects, the Mets have guys like Jett Williams, Ronny Mauricio, and Mark Vientos who have a ton of value and might not be super valuable to the Mets anytime soon.
There's a very good chance Shohei Ohtani will be available this off-season. If he is, the Mets are in a great position to land him.
They have the prospect capital to get one of these mega-deals done, but is it worth it?
From everything I've seen, Francisco Alvarez projects to be a superstar. But projections only mean so much. Guys like Mark Vientos and Ronny Mauricio can and should be traded, but guys like Baty and/or Alvarez will likely be needed to get a superstar. The Mets need to decide if it's worth parting ways with guys who could be great for players who already are among the best in baseball.
It obviously depends on the package, but acquiring a sure thing is the right answer most of the time if you ask me.