By: Ethan Cushman
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The Mets are in a weird spot. Not long ago they were in the world series with one of the best young rotations in baseball a bright future looked inevitable. In the next year they had a step back losing in the wild card game to the Giants and Madison Bumgarner. But still and especially With the Yankees “struggling” by their standards it felt like it was time for the Mets to take over New York. But a downfall occurred due to many mismanagement that have lead to injuries and the lack of pieces put around these starters. Now they have one of the worst record in the National League, a average at the very best farm system and worst of all a lack of young talent on the major league roster. Lets face it Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith haven't been the players that people thought they could be and the young starter besides DeGrom and Syndergaard have been mediocre. This brings up the question should they start to really unload their talent and replenish?
Short answer I think they should at least consider it. Players like Asdrubal Cabrera I think should almost certainly be traded as he is on the last year of his contract. I think a player like Todd Frazier you should take offers as he only has a year after this one on his contract (tho due to his salary you couldn't get much back for him). But where it gets really interesting is with guys like Jeurys Familia and more so Degrom and Syndergaard that have multiple year of control left. And I think they should at the very least consider it. Especially Degrom as his value is as high as it will likely ever be and less so Syndergaard because it is comparatively low to what it could be. But my point is that if you trade Degrom and Syndergaard now you can get prospects on the brink of major league readiness and be able to compete in a few years. And with the Braves and Phillies being full of young talent and even the Nationals even if Harper leaves have plenty of young talent and don't forget the Marlins you never know what can happen in a few years. But all i am trying to say is that if you keep these starters and just let them get old why not trade them to latter down the line stay competitive with the giants in there division.