New York Mets: Three ways the Amazins can hijack the MLB Trade Deadline

New York Mets. Brodie Van Waganen. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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New York Mets. Amed Rosario. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images) /

Trade Amed Rosario

Okay, hear me out here… it is probably way too soon to give up on a player like Amed Rosario. He is slowly coming into his own as a hitter, and the glove has time to improve. But, if there is one position where the Mets can afford to trade-off, it is at shortstop. The Mets’ current top two prospects are both listed as shortstops.

The catch is that they are both years away from the majors, but the Mets don’t have a depth problem there either. While we anxiously wait for their top prospects, Andres Gimenez and Ronny Mauricio to come up, the Mets can trade Rosario and fill the gaps.

Again, I don’t know what kind of return the Mets would get for Rosario. He is similar to Syndergaard is that he is young and under control for a while, but Rosario hasn’t emerged to what he is supposed to be.

Instead of it being Rosario/Dominic Smith who emerged as the stars, it has been Alonso and McNeil. The Mets could quietly try to deal away Rosario for more prospects and get deeper at other positions. The Mets are bad at evaluating their talent, like Rosario, but that doesn’t mean this can’t work.

The Mets can even include someone like Vargas in a deal for Amed to spice up the return. If the Mets go this route, it would be surprising because they would get better and a team would get better too.

While the Mets wait for either one of those prospects to come up, they can have Adeiny Hechavarria play short or even by this time next year is can be, dare I say, Jed Lowrie. Even Ruben Tejada is in the ranks somewhere too, if need be. There are multiple short term options with eyes on the long term.

The Mets can right a wrong by getting prospects for a younger player and a veteran player, reversing the trade Brodie made this offseason that hasn’t worked.

Like the way we need to look at things all deadline, Rosario might not be the root of the problems the Mets have, but he also might not be the solution. There is natural fear that trading Rosario would backfire and he would become a star elsewhere, like Justin Turner, but that is par for the course at this rate. Don’t be afraid of that if teams do call about Rosario, Mets can afford to lose him, surprisingly.