Air conditioners are on. Electric bills are going up. Carpenter bees have destroyed parts of your property. Seasonal allergies are making the outdoors a nightmare. It’s also around the time of year when we can start to take some New York Mets trade rumors a little more seriously.
Now into June, the MLB trade deadline is less than two months away from happening. The uncommon June trade is usually much more minor, but by the time we get into July some of the bigger dominoes begin to fall.
Before they do, let’s toss some cold water on these potential Mets trade rumors that are sure to pop up into our heads as nothing more than wishful thinking.
1) NY Mets trade rumors to squelch: Alexis Diaz reunited with his brother
The Cincinnati Reds are not trading Alexis Diaz for anything short of highway robbery. If we look back at the trade which originally brought his brother to the Mets, it was largely Justin Dunn and Jarred Kelenic for Edwin Diaz. The veterans were essentially swapped for Robinson Cano.
Edwin was much more accomplished than Alexis as right now, but also a little closer to free agency. It might not take a player of Kelenic’s caliber to acquire Diaz from the Reds, but it’s not far off. Why would they possibly have to deal one of the rising closers in the game unless the Mets were willing to part with Kevin Parada or Alex Ramirez?
Squelch those dreams of the Diaz Brothers pitching back-to-back in the postseason this year for the Mets. The Reds have no need to trade him. The Mets have far more affordable options to consider.
The Reds actually do have a couple of other intriguing relievers having good years. None are as young or talented as Diaz. One of those names is much more realistic for what the Mets will be willing to pay for.