5) NY Mets trade block needs to have Trevor Gott on it
You can try to justify putting Pete Alonso on the trade block or another more important member of the Mets. Trevor Gott is a definite. It doesn’t matter if the Mets picked up Chris Flexen’s salary to get him. Gott is under team control for only one more season and before the value completely implodes, shopping him around this winter is a must.
But here’s the counterargument. What could you really get back for Gott? The Mets will need someone to pitch innings for them. Keeping him around, as painful as it may be, might actually be the better action to take. He’ll be arbitration eligible next year yet not a burden on the payroll whatsoever. What do the Mets have to lose? They’ve already taken the L on the trade with the Seattle Mariners that brought him to Queens.
Gott is already a non-tender candidate if things go south enough where the team just wants to cut bait. Considering how attached they became to Daniel Vogelbach when they could have simply let him slip away or how long they kept Darin Ruf on the roster before finally cutting him, it wouldn’t be a complete shock to see them forcefully keep Gott around for as long as possible.
Prediction: Gott is traded for next-to-nothing in an early offseason move by President of Baseball Operations David Stearns.