3 Mets trades about to happen in a better alternative universe

In a brighter timeline, the Mets are gearing up to make these three trades.

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2) The fantasy NY Mets are all over another player from Chicago, Cody Bellinger

Certain upgrades are necessary in every single timeline for the Mets. A big left-handed bat with power to play some outfield, first base, and DH is one of those types of guys we can all agree would’ve been nice to have from the start. Cody Bellinger fits this profile. The Chicago Cubs slugger is one of the more talked about trade pieces and someone the fictional Mets are going after.

Bellinger was a player many Mets fans considered a possible free agent target in the offseason. This was especially true before Brandon Nimmo got his deal. Bellinger can play center field. In a market with so few quality players available at this position, taking a chance on Bellinger was a logical next step to take.

The Mets passed on Bellinger. They won’t be the destination for him this summer unless you enter the vortex and land in an alternate reality. The Mets pay a high price for Bellinger and turn him into the left-handed bat missing from the starting lineup behind Pete Alonso.

Bellinger is already a future free agent target for the Mets. Left field will open up with the likely departure of Mark Canha and Tommy Pham. The Mets will also need to look for an upgrade over Daniel Vogelbach. Bellinger is a better hitter, but not exactly a “replacement” because of how much more he can do.

Either way, the Bizarro Mets have let the Cubs know they want Bellinger and they’re willing to pay a high price to get him.