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Reports coming out of the winter meetings in Las Vegas on Tuesday have indicated that the Yankees might be willing to include third baseman Miguel Andujar in a potential blockbuster three-way trade with the Mets and Marlins.
The deal, which became the talk of the meetings on Monday night, would have the Mets sending Noah Syndergaard to the Yankees, while getting back catcher J.T. Realmuto from the Marlins.
SNY's Andy Martino said he believes the Yankees are "very willing" to move Andujar.
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen has made it clear he'd love to have Realmuto, but he doesn't seem willing to meet the Marlins' asking price, which would involve some combination of Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto.
To give up Syndergaard, however, Van Wagenen probably would want more than Realmuto, which may or may not be where Andujar comes in.
The Yankees could deem Andujar expendable, especially if they have plans to sign free agent Manny Machado.
However, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic is reporting that Andujar could be going to the Marlins, not the Mets, as part of the deal.
In that case, it may not work for the Mets, unless the Yankees have something else to offer them as part of the trade. To get Syndergaard, a potential ace, it makes sense that the Yankees would seem to be willing to give up someone besides Andujar.