Dream NY Mets starting rotation #3 starter: Shane Bieber
I think the Mets have the prospect depth to make one blockbuster trade this offseason. With Shohei Ohtani unavailable, Shane Bieber is my number one target. I'm not too fond of most of the starting pitching options on the market for a variety of reasons, but Bieber is extremely intriguing to me.
The Mets have made a massive trade with Cleveland before and we saw it pay massive dividends for New York this season after the season Francisco Lindor had.
Hopefully, the Mets can find a way to create an even better three-headed monster than they had in 2022 and make a trade for Shane Bieber.
After missing half of the 2021 season, Bieber posted a 2.88 ERA in 31 starts this season. The 2020 AL CY Young Award winner has been healthy for most of his career outside of the 2021 season and 2023 should be no different.
Even with losing a tick in velocity Bieber was one of the better pitchers in the American League, and he was even great in the postseason, allowing just one run in 5.2 innings pitched.
Bieber being a free agent after the 2024 season and with the Guardians being unwilling to pay most of their players when they hit free agency, it's possible they trade him now to get the most value that they can. Waiting until the final year of his deal lessens his value.
I don't know if he will get traded or where he'd get traded to, but Bieber in Flushing sounds amazing to me.