As the winter meetings progress, the Mets are fielding calls from teams all over the league about outfielders Curtis Granderson, and Jay Bruce.
The hope from fans and those of us here at Rising Apple is that if a trade does go through, it would be for a player that would help plug up another hole in the team’s roster. Last week, Rich suggested the Mets send Bruce to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for closer David Robertson. Unfortunately much like this idea, the likelihood of the Mets acquiring a major leaguer in general in a trade seems to be dwindling.
According to the New York Post’s Mike Puma, teams that interested in either outfielder are willing to part with prospects mainly. Should the Mets pull the trigger on any deal like this it would certainly help their farm system, of course, and could even set them up to deal with other teams that are looking to get younger instead. Dealing Granderson and Bruce may not bring bullpen help directly, but there’s a chance Sandy and his staff can connect the dots and make it happen anyway.
Mets talking to multiple teams who like both Bruce and Granderson (not as a package). More belief Mets will get prospects than a now player
The Amazin’s have been really active this offseason already. They signed outfielder Yoenis Cespedes before the winter meetings even began, and have cleared room in their bullpen by trading Logan Verrett, and basically letting Jerry Blevins take his time exploring his options outside of Queens. The market seems to be thin on relievers with many of them looking to command big money. This is why many Mets insiders were hopeful that a trade of Bruce or Granderson could land an arm or two that would be needed in 2017.