3) The Mets aren’t trading for Randy Arozarena
If the Mets aren’t trading for Tyler Glasnow, they’re certainly not trading for Randy Arozarena. An exciting and talented player, his reported placement on the trade block by the Tampa Bay Rays has caught the attention of fans old, young, and those who lie about their ages either for senior discounts or so they can continue ordering off the kid’s menu.
Arozarena to the Mets is not happening. Their need for a left fielder is there, but why give up anything to get one when there is a wide open market available in free agency?
Arozarena is a good player, but also not a superstar you finally pull the trigger on after so much prospect hugging. The Mets should eventually bite down and trade some of these young players. Arozarena isn’t the guy to do it with. They have plenty of other left field options available to them. Don’t sacrifice a thing for a guy whose price tag is currently high after another successful year.
If the Mets are going to make trades, it’ll be for pitching or some more minor depth. You may turn on a Mets game in 2024 and see Arozarena standing on second base with his arms crossed; it just won’t be at Citi Field in home whites.