The Mets are currently engaged in internal discussions about whether to take offers for Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, according to SNY's Andy Martino.
And if they were to part with deGrom and send him to the Yankees, the Mets would insist on otherworldly second baseman Gleyber Torres, a Mets source told FanRag's Jon Heyman. Of course, Torres and some of the Yankees' other top chips are reportedly off-limits.
The Mets will have a higher price for deGrom -- in the midst of one of the best stretches in recent memory -- than Syndergaard, who Yankees infielder Neil Walker would love to have in pinstripes.
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My reporting leads me to be very confident that the Mets will not be trading deGrom or Syndergaard to the Yankees. The relationship between the two clubs is frosty at best, and the Yanks wouldn't trade Torres anyway.
But the Mets are right to expect talent at that level. As the front office weighs what to do -- and make no mistake, the idea of moving one or both or their aces is under consideration -- they have identified a deGrom trade as the best way to acquire franchise-altering young players.
If no one offers a prospect in Torres' class, and one who is close to big-league ready, deGrom will very likely remain a Met.