Mets fans are having flashbacks to last season, when general manager Sandy Alderson pulled the trigger on a massive move, bringing in Yoenis Cespedes to help vault the team to their first World Series appearance since 2000.
Now, they are hoping that their GM can deliver again. Yet, he is tapering expectations, saying that a deal like Aroldis Chapman to the Cubs has teams asking a high price for all of their talent. Alderson is not comfortable giving up one of the Mets three prospects, ruling out a deal for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. Instead, some bullpen help may be on the horizon.
More from around the National League East:
- Now that the Nationals can’t land Chapman, where else could they go for relief help? It’s possible that they can just call up Chapman’s old team.
- Despite what some might want, the Braves could stand pat and not sell as much as people would have expected.
- As the Marlins continue their hunt for starting pitching help, another name has entered the mix: Angels left-hander Hector Santiago.
- The Rangers are interested in Phillies starter Vincent Velasquez, but that high price tag means he is likely to stay in Philly.