3 Justin Verlander trade packages Billy Eppler can’t refuse

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The Mets could make a blockbuster trade with the Dodgers

One team applying as a trade fit partner for Justin Verlander's services is the Los Angeles Dodgers. The Dodgers have the depth of the farm system to properly pay for Verlander without sacrificing too much.

The Dodgers' desire to have Verlander comes from before since they were in the bid to sign him before he decided to agree with the Mets. Likewise, the fact that they were in negotiations tips the balance towards Verlander accepting a trade to this team.

The desire of both parties would facilitate the negotiations and allow the Mets to demand a good return for Verlander. A two-pitcher package like Gavin Stone plus Maddux Bruns would be what the Mets would be looking for as a return for Verlander.

Stone, the No. 4 prospect in the Dodgers organization and No. 48 in all of baseball according to MLB Pipeline, is an arm with great potential, being able to be an immediate frontline starter. The pitcher has already made his MLB debut but failed to display his best arsenal consisting of a fastball that hits 98 mph and a change-up considered one of the best in the entire minor league circuit.

Bruns is a Class A+ prospect considered the No. 14 prospect in the Dodgers organization. Bruns possesses three potentially deadly pitches with a fastball that travels 98 mph and a swing-and-miss curveball and slider. The only thing preventing Bruns from being a top 100 prospect is his lack of timing in his mechanics and delivery, which he can adjust over time since he is only 21 years old.

These two prospects would give a boost to the Mets' farm system by filling a high need for pitchers. The offer would be just what the Mets would look for in a Verlander trade, especially if they receive an MLB-ready pitcher like Gavin Stone.