Squelching 3 Mets trade ideas before they gain any traction at the Winter Meetings

Don't expect the Mets to entertain the idea of trading for any of these three at the Winter Meetings.

Oct 20, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) rounds the bases
Oct 20, 2023; Arlington, Texas, USA; Houston Astros third baseman Alex Bregman (2) rounds the bases / Andrew Dieb-USA TODAY Sports
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The MLB Winter Meetings this week will spawn plenty of speculation. Social media will be filled with one-sided trades built by fans. New York Mets fans can prepare for an onslaught of seeing the name Justin Jarvis going in the other direction. Yeah. That’s going to get it done.

Rather than mention why the Mets won’t trade for commonly discussed names like Corbin Burnes, Juan Soto, or anyone else they should be open to adding, let’s limit this list to three newer names who've been mentioned in the rumor mill.

Let’s squelch these three others who may not be available before they gain any sort of traction at the Winter Meetings.

1) The Mets aren’t trading for Alex Bregman

In fairness, the idea of the Mets trading for Alex Bregman is intriguing. A star third baseman who can do a little bit of everything well, Bregman could be an option for the Mets midseason if a couple of amazing things happen. One needs to involve the Mets remaining in the market for a third baseman. The other is the Houston Astros have to fall out of the pennant race. Some of the current Mets hadn’t even started puberty the last time they were irrelevant.

The Bregman trade rumors do seem like they’ll be discussed more so in theory at this year’s Winter Meetings and beyond. The Astros may be willing to move on from him. However, trading him in an offseason without a whole lot of good third base options seems like a step in the wrong direction for a franchise that works far more intelligently.

Bregman to the Mets next offseason in free agency? Maybe we can discuss it then. At the moment, he’s not the guy for them. A big payroll hit and some lesser seasons on the ledger recently make him an easy pass as a rental when the cost is going to be far too great.