Lots of recent discussions for the New York Mets trading a starting pitcher has surrounded around ace Jacob deGrom and young stud Noah Syndergaard with the crosstown New York Yankees being a team mentioned numoerus times as they to improve their rotation.
It’s pretty clear the Mets aren’t going to trade the likes of deGrom or Syndergaard to the Yankees though Joel Sherman of the New York Post believes they could still match for a starter, lefty Steven Matz.
Matz, 27, is 3-4 this year with a 3.31 ERA, 1.24 WHIP and has allowed only 53 hits in 63.1 innings. He has given up 11 home runs in that span and his SO/W is only 2.04.
The lefty has been better recently with a 1.88 ERA in his last five starts and only two homers allowed in those 28.2 innings.
Matz is arbitration eligible this offseason and is under team control through the 2021 season for the Mets.
There have been reports recently of the Mets being open to trading some of their assets and the Yankees farm system is very strong.
Sherman theorizes that a package of infielder of Brandon Drury, infield prospect Tyler Wade, right-handed pitching prospect Chance Adams and recently demoted reliever Tommy Kahnle would be a fair package for Matz.