The idea of the Mets trading for an upper shelf center fielder is one that refuses to die. Fox Sports’ Ken Rosenthal reports that the Mets and Pirates discussed Andrew McCutchen in a minor way and that rumor took off again. Then today on MetsBlog there’s talk of a three-way deal where the Mets land Charlie Blackmon.
In both of these discussions the Mets are giving up Steven Matz and other talent. Matz has had pretty good results when healthy but he’s missed considerable time the past two seasons, in addition to time missed in the beginning of his minor league career. You have to give something to get something but how do you feel about trading a guy going into his age 26 season who’s 13-8 with a 3.16 ERA in the majors?