What Should The New York Mets and New York Yankees Do Before The Trade Deadline?

What Should The New York Mets and New York Yankees Do Before The Trade Deadline?
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Frank Weber
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Frank Weber
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November 7th 2022 - 06:09 PM

I might be a bit biased, but it’s hard to disagree with me when I say–baseball is just BETTER when both New York teams are firing on all cylinders. With both the Mets and the Yankees currently at the top of their respective divisions (and the Yankees at the top of the MLB) it’s fair to assume that both teams will make some moves come the impending trade deadline (which is a week from today, August 2nd). 

While both teams are currently in first place in their divisions, thats not to say that both teams are perfect. Both the Mets and the Yankees have places to improve, and what better time to do that than the trade deadline?

There are a ton of interesting players being shopped this year, which means both New York teams could make some huge moves that have serious World Series implications. If the Mets or Yankees do make moves that shift the odds, you could be sure to check those out at any of these New Jersey Online Casinos

So, here are the best moves the Mets and Yankees could make before the trade deadline.

The Mets

1. Willson Contreras, C

The Mets have a huge opportunity here to greatly improve upon their worst position (by far) by making a move for Willson Contreras. The 30 year old catcher is currently on the Cubs who have been rumored to be massive sellers this trade season. It’ll probably take a prospect or two, but Ronny Mauricio is a small price to pay for one of the best catchers in baseball. 

2. David Robertson, RP

I’m going to stick in Chicago for my second player and say the Mets should definitely be looking at David Roberston. If you’re going to go far into the postseason, you need a solid bullpen–and your bullpen can always use improvements. Robertson is 37, so you’re not getting a young star that’ll be with your team for a while. What you ARE getting though is an established realiver who is having a great season, and someone who has proven their ability to pitch in New York before (with the Yankees). The Mets wont have to give up much for Roberston either, so this one just seems easy. 

3. J.D. Martinez, DH

Time to strike while the iron is hot. The Red Sox have been abysmal recently, so they may be looking to sell a bit come the trade deadline. Martinez would be a massive bat in the Mets often struggling lineup, and would be a huge addition for the team’s late season push. Martinez has only hit 9 home runs this season but has maintained a batting average above .300 all year (currently .302) and would immediately become the best bat in the Mets lineup. 

The Yankees

1. Juan Soto, OF

I don’t care what they have to give up–take Volpe, Dominguez, Peraza–I don’t care. If any of them turned out to be what Soto is, then it’d be considered a huge victory–so why not just hit the fast forward button and take Soto now? The Yankees are in the best position to win the World Series now than they have been in the last decade, and what better way to show your fanbase you’re serious than by going out and getting the best young star in baseball? It’s time for the Yankees to remind us why they are the Yankees. The evil empire has to return.

2. Luis Castillo, SP

I don’t want to give up much for Castillo, because he’s consistently been one of the most inconsistent pitchers in the game (funny how that works). This year he’s doing well–he has a 2.77 ERA and a WHIP just over 1.000, but last year paints a different picture. Last season, Castillo led the MLB in losses (16) and posted a 3.98 ERA. I’d love to bolster the Yankees starting staff, especially with injuries and train derailments just waiting over the hill. If the price is right for Castillo, lets do it. If not, it may be time to move on.

3. Andrew Benintendi, OF

This would come at the best time possible now that Stanton is on the DL. Also, we need someone to take over for Gallo who is god awful–so why not Benintendi? “But he has no power wah wah wah.” WHO CARES?? The Yankees have more than enough power–what they don’t have though is someone with a .300+ batting average. Benintendi is hitting .322 on the season and would be a solid lead off hitter for this powerful Yankees lineup. Also, with Benintendi leading off and Judge hitting second, thats a powerful one-two punch.

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