3) NY Mets trade target Ian Happ isn’t coming here
Ian Happ isn’t a name all that connected to the Mets but he very well could be. A teammate of Contreras in Chicago, he’s a versatile left fielder with the ability to play all over the field. He’s basically Jeff McNeil
There is little chance of the Mets acquiring Happ barring a major injury. Only then should they have an interest in making a trade for one of the best-fitting candidates for everyone on the summer hot stove.
Need an outfielder? Happ could be a solution. What about a second base? Call the Cubs. Happ has decent power and this year is reaching base at a nice rate. On the Mets, he could conceivably play all over the field and give the club some more versatility on defense. With Dominic Smith relegated to DH and first base duties and J.D. Davis barely touching his glove all year, it wouldn’t be such a bad idea to add a guy like Happ.
Then comes the cost of what it’ll take. Happ is under team control through next season. This fact makes him all the more valuable on the trade market. Chicago has no need to flip him at the trade deadline. Unless the asking price blows their minds, they’d be better off keeping him with a plan to field offers from 29 teams over the winter.
The Mets will make trade deadline additions. They won’t include these three players.