The blockbuster MLB trade giving Mets fans zero FOMO right now

No fear here. This would have been a Mets mistake.
Jul 15, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow (20) warms
Jul 15, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; Tampa Bay Rays starting pitcher Tyler Glasnow (20) warms / Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports

It's only natural to see other teams make moves that would benefit the New York Mets and wonder if they missed out. In some cases there's obvious room for jealousy. In others, we can thankfully sit back and watch as the chaos unfolds. The fear of missing out or FOMO as people in a rush will call it is all too common.

Two long discussed trade options for the Mets are off the table. The Los Angeles Dodgers did more than sign Shohei Ohtani. They also acquired both Tyler Glasnow and Manuel Margot for the Tampa Bay Rays. Able to extend Glasnow to make the deal more than a rental, the Dodgers will have him available beyond 2024.

Why be glad the Mets didn't make this move? Availability with Glasnow is always up in the air. His resume, while typed up in bold, comes in a small and thin font.

Be glad the Mets didn’t trade anything for Tyler Glasnow or Manuel Margot

As someone who has felt uninspired by the Mets this far this winter, it says a lot to be glad about the team avoiding this move. It’s not even about what the Dodgers gave up to get them. The extension with Glasnow would have added nothing but constant grief. It’s a small leak in the apartment ceiling you know will only eventually get bigger. 

The extension will cost the Dodgers $30 million each year from 2025-2027 with a team option for the same in 2028. Giving $30 million to a guy who has never made more than 21 starts in a season is bold.

Previous to this deal, the Mets were also one of the rumored destinations for Margot. A guy who has been linked to the club dating back to his days with the San Diego Padres, he's another overpriced player with a track record of getting hurt. The Mets can still look into some free agents if a center fielder is on their to-do list. He’s hardly the story from this trade but even if the Mets sacrificed a prospect no one heard of to get him, we’d have questions.

The Dodgers could very well reap the benefits of these two. Glasnow has been a long-hyped pitcher dating back to his Pittsburgh Pirates days where he never figured out. Margot is a defensively gifted player who joins the Dodgers for at least a year with some warning signs already taking place. He rated negatively in center field last year after all.

If there is anywhere to feel the FOMO right now, it’s with the bullpen. That ceiling leak above the bed not only looks more like South America each day, it’s starting to get as big as it. Call the superintendent. He won’t mind the mess.