Yes, if they include Amed Rosario or Dominic Smith. Otherwise, I don't think they do...
The way I hear it, Sandy Alderson's farm system is seen as weak at the top, which is understandable due to trading and promoting several prospects during the last few years. The Mets only started replenishing their upper levels last summer, but they still have a lot of work to do. Alderson does have attractive players in the lower levels, but they're not advanced enough to have real value in a deal for a big-league player.
At the same time, their ability to trade less-valuable talent for a salary dump is restricted because they reportedly have just $30-40 million available to fill multiple holes on next year's 25-man roster.
For instance, Dee Gordon can likely be had for nearly nothing, so long as there's a useful player coming to them and it frees Miami of his $38 million contract. But, are the Mets willing to spend 33 percent of their reported budget on one player when they can use Asdrubal Cabrera at that position for half the money?
The Mets had what was considered a top-rated farm system at the end of the 2015. They dipped to being in the bottom third toward the end of 2016. Right now, based on what insiders are saying, they're middle of the pack, but hurt by not having what other teams would consider a tier-one player.
This can change quickly, especially if David Peterson, Thomas Szapucki, Justin Dunn, and Tomas Nido take significant steps forward in 2017. But, it can also be decimated by overpaying to make one potentially-meaningful trade.
Matthew Cerrone (Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Contact) is lead writer of MetsBlog.com, which he created in 2003. He also hosts the MetsBlog Podcast, which you can subscribe to here. He recently left his position as Executive Editor and Dir. of Digital Content for SNY.TV to help sports brands build their own digital content businesses...