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The New York Mets are within the midst of a disappointing season, however they’re reportedly not anticipated to be sellers previous to the Aug. 1 MLB commerce deadline.
Based on SNY’s Andy Martino, “Mets folks confirmed that the crew shouldn’t be but open for enterprise, regardless of a irritating sequence loss in Boston over the weekend.”
The Mets misplaced two of three towards the Crimson Sox this weekend, falling to 46-53 with Sunday’s 6-1 loss. They are going to start a two-game subway sequence towards the New York Yankees on Tuesday.
Martino went on so as to add that the Mets had been by no means notably motivated to commerce away a few of their high gamers and they’re nonetheless exploring methods so as to add expertise previous to the commerce deadline.
“Mets brass has by no means been desperate to promote, and can most likely look forward to a second when that turns into completely mandatory. Within the meantime, their professional scouts are fanned out all around the minor leagues for focused scouting of potential returns,” Martino acknowledged.
Nonetheless, Martino named a number of Mets gamers who’re drawing curiosity from across the majors. Rival scouts are reportedly eyeing “rental gamers” like reliever David Robertson and outfielder Tommy Pham in addition to “controllable gamers” like beginning pitcher Jose Quintana and outfielder Mark Canha. Martino additionally famous that “phrase even surfaced late Monday of out of doors curiosity within the ultra-pricey Justin Verlander.”
Time is winding down for the Mets to make a troublesome resolution on whether or not to forge forward in hopes of turning its season round or to maneuver their high property to accumulate expertise for the longer term. New York sits seven video games out of the third NL wild card spot and could have a ton of labor to do to make a push for the postseason.