With some struggles lately, it's no surprise to see New York Mets trade rumors that have them linked to a potential DH. The Mets have given guys like Robinson Cano, Dom Smith, and J.D. Davis chances at the DH spot and they haven't produced enough. Cano was released, Smith sent down, and Davis has struggled despite hitting the ball hard.
Long-time Oriole Trey Mancini is a player the Mets have shown interest in according to Jon Heyman of the New York Post. The 30-year-old has slashed .279/.355/.420 with seven home runs and 30 RBI. He's had a solid season for Baltimore.
Mancini has a mutual option for $10 million dollars next season, so if the Mets did make a trade for the right handed hitter there's a chance he'd be more than just a rental which is definitely important to consider after watching Javier Baez depart after just half of a season in Queens.
It's good to see the Mets trade rumors where they are connected to a hitter but I think they need to shoot higher than Trey Mancini.
Trey Mancini is a nice player with a remarkable story. He's had a ton of success in his six year career and has even hit as many as 35 home runs in a season. Mancini had an OPS of .899 and was 18th in the AL with a 132 WRC+ which is very impressive.
Mancini is still a good hitter as he has a 123 WRC+ this season. The reason I think the Mets should aim higher is his power production. Mancini has seven home runs in 296 plate appearances. The Mets sit in 20th overall with 72 home runs. While it's been great watching them find holes and hit in the clutch, I think they need more power production. We've seen the Mets struggle to score runs this past week when they don't hit with RISP.
Someone like Josh Bell who has more power and has a 151 WRC+ makes more sense to me. Someone like Christian Walker who has 19 home runs this season also makes a lot of sense. Those are names I would love to see Mets trade rumors for.
The Mets sit at 48-29 and have the best record in the National League. They have done all of this without their best player, Jacob deGrom, and have done most of it without their big free-agent signing, Max Scherzer. Both of these former Cy Young winners are over the age of 34 so the Mets should really be going all in.
Mancini wouldn't be a horrible get, especially if he can be acquired for pennies on the dollar at the deadline with Baltimore out of contention and desperate to get something for him. However, I believe in order to beat teams like the Dodgers, they'll need more offensively. Hopefully, we will see more Mets trade rumors with them connected to more sluggers.