MetsBlog recently ran this on potential trades:
Gordon is a good defensive second baseman and the Mets could surely use that. When he runs a super high BABIP, he’s a good offensive guy, too. Last year he had a .354 BABIP and a 3.3 fWAR. In 2016 he had a .319 BABIP and a 1.0 fWAR.
Here are Gordon’s contract details from Cot’s:
18:$10.5M, 19:$13M, 20:$13.5M, 21:$14M club option ($1M buyout)
2021 option guaranteed with 600 plate appearances in 2020 or 1,200 PAs in 2019-20
Oh, and he failed a drug test and was suspended 80 games in 2016.
So, if he puts up numbers like he did in 2017, he’s a good deal. If he puts up numbers like he did in 2016, it’s a bad contract with an option that’s likely to trigger. And all the while he’s a failed test away from a permanent suspension.
And for that, we have to give up a similar type prospect in Guillorme, a bat in Flores and a potential SP2 in Matz. It’s too rich for my blood but what do you think?