The Mets “retain an unfilled craving for a marquee outfielder,” writes Andy Martino of the Daily News.
Martino says that the team is monitoring star outfielders such as Giancarlo Stanton of the Marlins and Carlos Gonzalez of the Rockies.
One Mets person told Martino “there is heat there,” in regard to the team having a preliminary discussion with the Marlins about Stanton, suggesting serious interest.
There is no tangible news that GMs Sandy Alderson and Larry Beinfest have discussed a Stanton deal, but it does sound like there’s some serious interest.
If the Mets are truly serious and this isn’t just them blowing some smoke up our behinds, they must know it would cost them likely two of their top prospects, namely starting pitcher Zack Wheeler and catcher Travis D’Arnaud.
Surprisingly, someone close to Alderson’s told Martino the the Mets GM does not have any particular attachment to either of those players, simply because he traded for them.
The Mets had already considered, but then