The Mets had a scout in attendance this past weekend for Yankees pitching prospect Justus Sheffield's start for Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, reports Nick Cafardo of The Boston Globe.
The Yankees and Mets have been in touch, according to SNY's Andy Martino, who says the Yanks checked in on Zack Wheeler but aren't a likely landing spot for him. Regarding the Mets trading Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard (to anyone), Martino says the chances are slim.
Meanwhile, the Yankees have reportedly made an offer to the Orioles for Manny Machado that doesn't include Sheffield.
While Wheeler has value as a high-upside pitcher with another year of control remaining at a low salary, it's hard to see the Yankees giving up a prospect like Sheffield for him.
The 22-year-old Sheffield has a 2.53 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 95 strikeouts in 85 innings (15 starts) this season at Triple-A.