Amed Rosario's name has come up as a player the Mets could potentially trade to the Marlins for J.T. Realmuto, and Rosario -- who beileves he won't be traded -- wants to stay.
"I'm very happy about the comments that have come out about me not being traded," Rosario said through an interpreter at an event on Tuesday, according to Newsday. "I definitely feel like I'm part of the Mets family and that I'm staying here.
As the Mets remain engaged with the Marlins on a potential deal for Realmuto, they are reluctant to trade Rosario, but not as reluctant as they say publicly, according to SNY's Andy Martino.
According to FanCred's Jon Heyman, the Mets are debating whether to include Rosario or Noah Syndergaard in a potential deal for Realmuto.
Mets manager Mickey Callaway spoke highly of the progress Rosario made last season while on SNY's Hot Stove Winter Meetings coverage Tuesday night.
"He worked diligently on every single day and we saw the best version of Rosario at end of the year," Callaway said. "He's going to continue to improve. He's a worker, he has passion and he comes every day to get better. We're looking forward to having a very good player for years to come."
Rosario would likely remain in the bottom half of the lineup next season swith Brandon Nimmo at leadoff, but Callaway said that he likes the fact he could plug the shortstop almost anywhere.
"I think you can say he's going to hit in the bottom half of the lineup.There's value to him there, value to his speed there," said Callaway. "He gives a different dynamic to the back of the lineup. I love some of the adjustments he made leading off and he did that as development tool. ... We wanted him to understand who he is as player and hitter. I think he improved and we won some games as he was doing it."
If Rosario remains with the Mets, one of the things he'll be looking forward to is the ability to play next to Robinson Cano.
"He was excited about the move to New York," Rosario told Newsday about Cano."…He's going to show me a couple things to make me a better player and a better person for the Mets…Anybody that knows baseball knows Cano is a superstar. So there's a lot to learn from him."
The 22-year-old Rosario appeared to turn a corner late last season, hitting .284/.318/.413 in August and September. Overall, he hit .256/.295/.381 with nine homers, eight triples, 26 doubles, and 24 stolen bases in 154 games during what was his first full season in the majors.