3 White Sox players the Mets should already start scouting for a trade
2) The Mets need a high-impact arm in the bullpen and Liam Hendriks will be available soon
Liam Hendriks has established himself as one of the best closers in the league in recent years. Hendriks has not seen action this 2023 after being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects the body's lymphatic system.
Hendriks was able to overcome the most difficult stage of this disease and reported that he is free of cancer. Quickly, he joined en route for his rehab assignments and will soon be debuting with the big team.
Before his illness, Hendriks was already part of the trade rumors since last season. This is due to the value he has in the market, but also to the type of contract he carries with it. The White Sox closer is under contract for this season with a club option for 2024.
This club option is quite complicated in the case of the White Sox since it has a value and buyout of 15 million, which is high considering that it is not known how the recent effects of cancer would be affecting their performance. Additionally, Hendriks has a limited no-trade list of five teams.
Regardless of this, Hendriks would make a significant impact in the Mets' bullpen along with David Robertson. On the financial side, Steve Cohen has shown he has no reservations if it comes to competing for the championship but the cost in terms of prospects remains to be seen, which at the moment looks not as high as last year.