Trevor Williams’ ability to work as a starter could intrigue other teams to make a deal with the Mets
Spring training is the time of the year when pitchers get hurt like they’re a kid in the 1990s at Discovery Zone. Remember those? The scar on your knee does.
Inevitably, some major pitchers will get hurt. If they do, they’ll begin to reach for some alternative options. Could Trevor Williams be one of those pitchers?
I’m not too keen on trading Williams but thought he was worth mentioning. Expected to be the long man out of the bullpen this season, his ability to start games gives him a leg up on Castro and Smith. Would a team trade a lowly left-handed reliever to the Mets in exchange for a guy who could become their fifth starter? I think they would, but only if they had an alternative on their roster already.
That’s the biggest problem the Mets will run into when looking for a trade for a lefty. Most teams don’t have too many to spare. The quality is also not very good.
If there’s any silver lining to watch, spring training can also be a time when players unexpectedly rise up the ranks. Perhaps a team can find themselves in a pickle with more lefty reliever candidates than they realize. If so, maybe there’s a righty for a lefty deal for the Mets to make.