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The loss of Yoenis Cespedes for at minimum a significant chunk of next season raises the question of whether the Mets would now be more likely to trade Jacob deGrom and enter a rebuilding phase. But there are too many variables to make that connection.
The Mets don't yet know who their GM will be next season, are remain extremely disinclined to ever trade deGrom, despite his hope to be either extended or relocated.
My takeaway from reporting on Wednesday morning is that Cespedes' injury is news about Cespedes alone, and everything else with this franchise beyond this month is TBD.
Much more pressing is Tuesday's trade deadline, and here's what we know...
- Zack Wheeler could move any minute. There is heavy interest in Wheeler, and a sense among those involved that he should net a top 10 prospect and more. At least 12 teams sent scouts to Citi Field on Tuesday for what might well have been Wheeler's final start as a Met. Among them were the Yankees (yep), Red Sox, Mariners and Reds. The Rangers are also definitely interested.
- Asdrubal Cabrera doesn't have a ton of value, but he could be traded any minute, too.
- Same with Wilmer Flores. Hopefully not mid-game this time.
- Devin Mesoraco and Jose Bautista are drawing some interest, but probably have more value to the Mets as players this year. If they don't bring much back, the team will keep them around. There are still games to play, ya know?
Overall, stay tuned. The Mets are very active right now.