While the Mets may or may not be in talks with Cleveland for Lindor, I think Plesac is the player they should be shooting for. The young righty fills an immediate need over Lindor at shortstop, while the infielder would be a definite upgrade, the position isn’t exactly top priority.
Cleveland has expressed interest in unloading Francisco Lindor and I don’t think the purge will end there. Nephew of former Major League reliever and current MLB Network analyst Dan Plesac, would be a perfect fit in the Mets rotation.
The young right-hander went 4-2 in 8 games while posting a 2.28 ERA, striking out 57 in 55.1 innings pitched during the 2020 campaign.
2019 was his rookie season and started in 21 games and pitched to a 3.81 ERA while striking out 88 in 115.2 innings pitched.
If healthy, expect Plesac to reach the 15 win mark in 2021 with an ERA just over 3, and an All-Star appearance to add to his resumé. With the 25 year old expected to hit Free Agency in 2026, his asking price will be high.
BaseballTradeValues.com has Plesac’s trade value through the roof and rightfully so. But this price may be a bit too high with Mauricio. However, it costs to be a player in the game and the Mets need to position themselves into being players, and not spectators when it comes to the playoffs.
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Trade Research done by Josh Hartman