If the New York Mets would be so kind as to help out their contending division rivals, they have a couple of trades they could make. The Mets roster includes a plethora of players worth moving. A couple of candidates could fit in well with the Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, and Philadelphia Phillies.
After switching faces, brains, and families with Billy Eppler, let’s play some trade deadline GM and make three offers to the NL East teams very much alive in the playoff race.
NY Mets trade offer to the Braves: Tommy Pham for Seth Keller and Luis De Avila
Tommy Pham is one of the most attractive trade pieces on the Mets roster. Who could’ve imagined that only days before the All-Star Break he’d be their hottest hitter and by quite a large margin?
Pham is a fantastic fit for the Braves who could still use more depth to help put them over-the-top. As good as Kevin Pillar and Sam Hilliard have been for the Braves off the bench, Pham is having a much better year. In exchange for him, the Mets should ask for Seth Keller and Luis De Avila.
Keller is the 19th ranked Braves prospect and De Avila is the 29th, according to MLB.com. Keller, 19, has gotten off to a strong start in Single-A, pitching to a 2.42 ERA as a starter and reliever. In 14 starts in Double-A, De Avila is 5-4 with a 2.91 ERA. Both of these arms don’t rank highly in the Braves’ system just yet but success on the field is far more important than any ranking.
The Braves can certainly afford to part with both of them given how stacked their MLB roster is with young players and how many more quality prospects they have in the system. Reloading the Mets’ system with pitchers should be a priority. These two could be a good start.