2) NY Mets have a lot they can trade midseason to get better in 2023
I’m not confident the Mets will make another major trade before Opening Day. They could be waiting for the trade deadline when teams that expected to compete come up short and have to sell. Could this be when we finally see them unload some of their best prospects?
It’s smart for the Mets to focus on free agents while they can. It’s something you only get one shot at. Trades can happen anytime. Utilizing Steve Cohen’s wallet is the best offseason strategy they can implore.
Right now, the Mets would be making trades to upgrade certain positions or fill holes. There aren’t too many areas they could get better. They don’t have too many holes left either.
At the trade deadline, things change. Someone might be hurt and out for the year. Another guy could be hitting 100 points lower than expected. The trade deadline is the period to make one final correction to how you built your roster in the offseason. Whether you’re covering up a mistake you anticipated or one nobody foresaw, the Mets should have some valuable pieces to send elsewhere.
The Mets will undoubtedly be in the market for some sort of upgrades by the end of July. Loading up on expendable pieces with high value on the trade market will benefit them from getting over any humps they face in 2023.