5 best trade targets not named Shohei Ohtani to keep an eye on this summer
2) NY Mets trade target: Corbin Burnes
Anything is possible, right? I know right now it may not seem like the most realistic move currently with the Milwaukee Brewers taking the league by storm, but let's not forget this is the same team that surprisingly traded All-Star closer Josh Hader last year to the San Diego Padres in the middle of a pennant race.
The former Cy Young Award winner is scheduled to hit free agency after the 2024 season and it's been made pretty obvious that the Brewers and Burnes are likely not going to explore any kind of extension prior to him hitting free agency. As a matter of fact, Burnes made it publicly known his dissatisfaction with the Brewers for lowballing him in arbitration this past winter, which only feeds more into the narrative of Burnes not being long for Milwaukee.
While it would most likely take some kind of a hefty haul to pry Burnes away from the Brewers, the Brewers may do what they can to acquire some semblance of value before Burnes walks next winter. Burnes would instantly provide an upgrade to a Mets starting rotation that has been thinned out due to injuries, and I think at this point it's pretty obvious you can never have enough starting pitching in this league.
Could you imagine the Mets trotting out three former Cy Young Award winners at the top of their rotation in October?