While the New York Mets could look to acquire a player or two this summer to bolster the team’s playoff chances, the team won’t be completing a trade involving its top prospects, reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
One thing Mets people have decided: no top prospects are going anywhere. That means no trade involving Matt Harvey or certainly Zack Wheeler. One scout here said about Wheeler, "He's got the stuff of Clayton Kershaw, but from the right side.''
So far this summer, the Mets have been tied mostly to relievers, including Houston Astros right-hander Brett Myers, Colorado Rockies right-hander Huston Street, Oakland Athletics right-hander Grant Balfour, and Milwaukee Brewers right-hander Francisco Rodriguez.
Heyman adds a pair of potential reliever targets to the list; Brandon Lyon of the Astros and Jonathan Broxton of the Kansas City Royals.
On top of bullpen help, it was recently reported that the Mets are seeking a right-handed bat to complement catcher Josh Thole. Joel Sherman of The New York Post said that the team is looking at Ramon Hernandez of the Rockies, Boston Red Sox backup Kelly Shoppach, and Miguel Olivo of the Seattle Mariners.
Should the Mets go all-in for the playoffs this season and make top prospects available?