3) NY Mets player we wish they traded before his value dropped: Tommy Pham
How far has Tommy Pham’s trade value actually dropped? It’s his lingering groin injury which has bruised what the Mets could have expected to get back for him.
Pham has also cooled off of late, in part because of the injury giving him a day-to-day status. He’s hitting .271/.355/.472 this year with 9 home runs. He has barely played over the last two weeks and when he has, Pham hasn’t been sharp. Pham is just a .214/.365/.310 hitter in July.
Mets fans found themselves struck by one of cupid’s arrows this year and the next person they saw was Pham. Of all the major offseason moves the Mets made, the free agent signing of Pham was met with the most indifference and/or disgust. He has turned into one of the more reliable offensive players. A trade will cut his time in Flushing short.
Pham’s trade value hasn’t completely tanked, but the injury concerns should definitely have teams looking at other options. This includes fellow Mets outfielder Mark Canha. The benefit of him is the ability to play first base.
The Mets were never getting a huge haul for Pham. Now, with some doubts about his health even if they are minor, they should prepare to get a little less. Maybe the best way around this is to pair him with another of their attractive trade chips.