Things continue to heat up on the Mets trade deadline rumor mill.
A source tells SNY Insider Andy Martino that the Mets have sent top evaluator Omar Minaya to scout the Braves Double-A team in Jackson, Tenn. on Wednesday night.
Martino notes that the Braves have enough talent in their farm system to match up with the Mets on any potential deals for Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler, or Edwin Diaz.
Martino has been reporting that the Mets are open to keeping Wheeler (potentially by extending the qualifying offer for the 2020 season) and trading Syndergaard.
Martino reported on Wednesday that the Yankees, Astros, Padres, and Brewers are among the teams interested in Syndergaard, who was being scouted heavily during his start at Citi Field on Wednesday night.
Wheeler has posted a 4.69 ERA this season, but he's also been dealing with a shoulder impingement.
Syndergaard been better than his 4.33 ERA indicates, and he's been much better as of late, going seven innings in each of his last three outings.
Diaz has had a tumultuous start to his Mets' career, but he's shown signs of improvement in the second half. His season ERA currently sits at 6.81.