After an ambitious start to the season, the New York Mets could be looking to trade ace Justin Verlander, 40.카지노
MLB.com, the official site of Major League Baseball, reported on Wednesday (Aug. 23), “Several teams are keeping an eye on the possibility of trading Verlander. Will the Mets trade him before the trade deadline?” and speculated that Verlander could be traded.
The Mets have invested heavily since billionaire Steve Cohen became owner. Last season, they signed Scherzer to a three-year, $130 million deal, and this offseason, they added Justin Verlander to a two-year, $86 million deal to form a one-two punch.
Add to that Edwin Diaz (five years, $120 million), Senga Kodai (five years, $75 million), Brandon Nimmo (eight years, $162 million), Jeff McNeil (four years, $50 million), Jose Quintana (two years, $26 million), and David Robertson (one year, $10 million), Adam Ottavino (two years, $14.5 million), and Omar Narvaez (two years, $15 million), the team has spent a whopping $540.5 million to re-sign existing players and add new ones in a bid to win the World Series.
But so far, the results have been less than satisfactory. The Mets are 45-51, fourth in the National League East, 18 games out of first place Atlanta (63-33) and 6.5 games out of the third wild card spot, Philadelphia (52-45).
MLB.com reports, “It’s unclear at this point. But reporter John Paul Morosi said multiple teams are interested in the three-time American League Cy Young Award-winning ace as a potential trade candidate.”
“San Francisco has been analyzing Verlander as a trade candidate,” Morosi said. If he waives his no-trade clause, the Giants could attempt to trade him,” Morrissey wrote, naming specific suitors.
MLB.com notes that “Verlander retains his no-trade clause, which means he can kill any deal if he wants to. Verlander struggled through his first nine starts with a 4.50 ERA, but has been much more effective over the past month. In his last five starts, he has a 1.18 ERA and a .524 OPS.
After this season, Verlander is due $43.3 million next year with a $35 million mutual option for 2025 if he pitches 140 or more innings.” Verlander is 4-5 with a 3.47 ERA in 14 games (83 innings) this season.
If the Mets were to trade Verlander, it would mean giving up his entire season. According to MLB.com, “Sitting 6.5 games out of the National League wild card, the Mets are not yet sure if they want to be sellers on the trade market. Moving Verlander would show that the Mets are pivoting sharply in the direction of selling players,” explains the trade market watch point.