3) NY Mets rumors: Luke Voit is power depth contenders will look at
Luke Voit is on a minor league deal with the Mets which bodes well for his trade candidacy. There’s no real need to have him with the season in the tank. The young players need those extra at-bats cleared out by the departure of Mark Canha and others to follow. Voit might have become a popular player for Syracuse with his cut-off sleeves. Looking at the bigger picture, it’s far more important for the MLB Mets to swap him for anything at all.
Voit is slashing .256/.409/.624 in his first 159 trips to the plate for Syracuse. He has 13 home runs and 33 RBI. Those encouraging results hardly make up for the poor showing in his 22-game showing with the Milwaukee Brewers when he was homerless while slashing .221/.284/.265.
Any team looking for a wild card power bat to stash on the farm could do themselves a favor by adding Voit. The same way Locastro can be a valuable commodity off the bench for his speed, Voit has the potential to give big at-bats in September when rosters expand and into October if he can prove he belongs. Because teams don’t need to carry as many pitchers in the postseason, the consideration of adding the extra bat off the bench in Voit is something several GMs should have on their minds today.
He serves no real purpose for the Mets right now. If anyone pays them anything for Voit, it’s a trade to make.