New York Mets
The New York Mets have been trying to add pitching this offseason.
First, they gave Noah Syndergaard the Qualifying Offer. Then they essentially ghosted him, leaving him to go to the Angels. Next, they thought they had an agreement with Steven Matz. Instead, he went to the Cardinals on a four year deal, not allowing the Mets a chance to match although ownership claims that his representation stated they would have the opportunity. Throughout it all, the Mets still need to add arms to a rotation that is Jacob deGrom and a lot of nothing.
The Mets’ best option may be to go after a pitcher or two that has no choice but to head to New York. That leaves the trade route and a potential deal with the A’s. Manaea would slot perfectly behind deGrom to give the Mets a solid 1-2 punch once again, allowing them to find another piece for the middle of the rotation.
Manaea is not the only player on the A’s that makes sense for the Mets. They have been linked to Matt Chapman as well as they are in the market for a third baseman. This could be another situation where a package deal could work, provided the Mets have enough prospects that the A’s would be interested in.
The New York Mets are desperately trying to get anyone to come to the organization. A trade for Sean Manaea would not leave him another choice.