Remember, the potentially huge trade between the Mets and Cubs around last year’s deadline, which was halved and resulted in Javier Baez And the Trevor Williams for Crowe Armstrong House?
Well, it looks like the Mets are bidding for another big deal with the Cubs before this year’s deadline.
According to sources, the Mets and Cubs have been in ongoing discussions about a possible commercial fishing package Wilson Contreras and relief jug David Robertson That would see New York sending many top potential clients to Chicago.
The sources say Francis Alvarez And the Britt Patty Off limits, something the Mets made perfectly clear.
However, as of late last weekend, an agreement isn’t close yet, as both sides are still adjusting the package. But the current sense is that the Mets are “committed” to relegating Contreras, who suddenly seem to be their current focus, with a week left until the August 2 deadline.
Baltimore Orioles slugger Tree Mancini It also remains a possibility, and the talks are believed to have gained some momentum there. However, Mancini’s conclusion with the Mets depends on the price. If the Mets capture the Contreras, or another bat, Mancini is probably out of the question.
The Mets made an offer to the citizens of Washington for their first baseman / DH Josh Bellbut they do not expect to get it for several reasons, centered around the difficulty of trading influential players, as well as the possibilities, within the division, to rent the piece or not.
Although a deal for two hires, Contreras and Robertson, will come at a hefty price, the Mets will inject some high-impact talent that can ramp up their attack, as well as install their duets on a stretch.
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It would be difficult for Contreras to learn a new on-the-fly cast, but he can often pick up and grab a DH at times, if the Mets think he fits better that way. Contreras is the best catcher on the hits, despite his recent slack, and a left-handed crush (.893 career OPS, 1,074 OPS in 2022), while last Friday’s acquisition of DH Daniel Fogelbach Right-wingers are killed.
The Mets know they’re in a division race with the Atlanta Braves, who are right on their heels, and if they make the right moves on the deadline, they have a legitimate chance of contending for the world title.
Retaining Alvarez and Patti, two potential future stars and cornerstones of the franchise, does not gamble the future. Yes, a trade package with cubs that includes other higher horizons will deeply damage their farm system, but it can be renewed. It’s more about quality than quantity anyway.
Contreras and Robertson will help resolve some of the Mets’ flaws and prepare them for the division race, as well as a deep post-season race.
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