Despite the MLB's 2022 Trade Deadline being less than a week away, it's been relatively quiet on the transactions front. The New York Mets were one team to jump on an early trade season opportunity, acquiring Daniel Vogelbach from the Pirates.
That won't stop New York's front office form wheeling and dealing, who hold a slim 2.0-game lead over the surging Atlanta Braves. There's expectation for the trades to start coming in hot and heavy in the coming days, and The Athletic's team insiders made a prediction for their clubs.
Baltimore Orioles insider Dan Connolly made a strong stance, saying the Mets will land veteran slugger Trey Mancini.
Trade Deadline Predictions
Mancini has been a popular Orioles name linked in trade speculation this summer. He's got a mutual option next year before unrestricted free agency in 2024, but the franchise is getting younger and a 30-year-old Mancini may not fit the future plans.
He owns some versatility with his ability to play first base, the corner outfields and DH, and is slashing .266/.341/.400 with 9 home runs and 38 RBIs.
Mets Trade Rumors
The Mets are keen to fix their lack of power. They rank just 19th in team home runs (95) and 14th in slugging percentage (.397). The Vogelbach was a step in the right direction, but New York's front office should be interested in adding more. Much like the Braves did a year ago, instead of adding just one blockbuster name, the Mets may opt to supplement their lack of power with a few names that won't break the bank.
Mancini also holds ties to Mets manager Buck Showalter, playing for him from 2016-18 in Baltimore.
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