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The New York Mets currently lead the crowded NL East. They are likely to be bought before the July 30 MLB trade deadline. However, they won't give up any of their top prospects to pursue additional help.
Andy Martino, SNY's Andy Martino, stated that the Mets are not interested in trading catcher Francisco Alvarez or third baseman Brett Baty, pitcher Matt Allan and Mark Vientos, shortstop Ronny Mauicio, or any other player on their Top 10 List.
MLB.com rates Alvarez the No. Alvarez is ranked 34th in the baseball prospect rankings, while Mauricio ranks No. 50, Allan ranks No. 50, Allan is No. 73. Pete Crow-Armstrong outfielder, J.T. Ginn, outfielder Khalil Le, pitcher J.T.
Zack Scott, acting general manager, said Monday that he doesn't consider anyone inaccessible, but it is realistic to say that there will be men we prioritize and see as a major part of the Mets' future.
Martino pointed out that Mauricio would seem to be the most mobile shortstop given Francisco Lindor's presence. However, he said that the team is "increasingly hopeful that he will have enough power to play a corner spot in the major leagues."
Before signing Lindor, 27-year-old Lindor, to a 10-year contract extension worth $341 million, the Mets made the trades for Andres Gimenez and Amed Rosario, Josh Wolf, and Isaiah Greene.
Citi Field will not be vacating the shortstop position for a while. It will not be a problem if Mauricio is able to play a different position within the majors.
The 44-37 Mets still have other needs that could boost their chances of making the playoffs. Martino claims they are looking at Josh Donaldson, third baseman for the Minnesota Twins, while Scott said Monday that it would be a good idea to add depth to the starting lineup given the team's injuries.
He said, "It's almost like we've reversed where we were before. We had many position player injuries early on... and had some upgrades there." "I believe the same could be said for the starting pitchers. We need to be prepared for uncertainty.