3) NY Mets trade for Juan Soto is dead
DiComo offered the Nationals reported Francisco Alvarez, Brett Baty, Matt Allan, and Alex Ramirez for Juan Soto. That isn’t going to get it done. You need to include at least one more high-level prospect plus a lesser one either with a high ceiling or close to the major leagues. The Nationals might even want David Peterson or Tylor Megill in the deal, too.
This was what Jessica Camerato, the Nationals reporter DiComo proposed this deal to, pretty much had to say as well. She was looking for some more MLB-ready players to be included in this strong haul of prospects.
That deal didn’t get done. Neither did this final one.
4) NY Mets trade for Gregory Soto and Joe Jimenez isn’t enough
DiComo absolutely low-balled here by offering only Tylor Megill for Gregory Soto and Joe Jimenez. Do we need to say anything more? That’s a clear underpay even from the most basic sense of 2-for-1.
He did try to later include Ronny Mauricio or Mark Vientos which some Mets fans might think is both too much and enough to get it done. The Detroit Tigers reporter he checked in with passed on the offer.
We did get a little more insight into what the Cubs and Red Sox might want from the Mets. Maybe one or two of those spare parts from the deals that failed could help them get Robertson. Too bad it’s all just hypothetical.