New York Mets
Steve Cohen had an ultimatum when he became the majority owner of the New York Mets – to win a championship and to win one as soon as possible.
He has put his money where his mouth is. After an impressive spending spree last offseason, Cohen and the Mets have already raided the A’s for Starling Marte and Mark Canha. Max Scherzer has upgraded the rotation dramatically. But the Mets still need more.
To that end, they are placing one of their more intriguing players on the block. Jeff McNeil had been their second baseman, and even made the 2019 All Star Game, but has slumped lately with the bat. At this point, he has seemingly fallen out of favor with the Mets as he is expected to be traded away for pitching help.
Frankie Montas would fit perfectly for the Mets. He would be able to slot in as their third starter, a solid arm who can take the ball every fifth day seemingly without fail. His potential to perform as a top of the rotation arm would make their pitching staff that much better. He would cost more than just McNeil, but Montas could be the difference between reaching the postseason or facing another disappointing October.
The New York Mets are looking for help for their rotation. They could end up as the perfect landing spot for Frankie Montas.