MLB Trade Rumors Predictions

MLBtraderumors.com is the baseball site, with arguably the best predictions among free agent signings. They posted their TOP 50 free agents predictions earlier today and here are the players they picked the Mets to sign.

J.T. Realmuto 5/125: They picked the Mets to get the best catcher on the market for a 5 year deal, worth 25 mil per season. Although, in a recent article, I mentioned my desire to sign James McCann instead, it’s no secret Realmuto is the best catcher in baseball. Getting him, would improve the Mets in a big way. He is a good hitting catcher with great pop time/framing skills. He is one of the few catchers than can play all parts of the game very well. And for the deal he is expecting to get, it’s a solid move for a big improvement.

Also read: Top 10 Mets Prospects Entering the 2020 season (Part 2 of 2)

Charlie Morton 1/8: According to MLBtraderumors, the Mets will miss out and settle for Charlie Morton to fill their rotation. Morton coming off an off year, but was his better self after returning from the IL. Morton pitched well again in the playoffs, to show his old form isn’t completely gone. I really like Morton, but not as the only addition to bolster the rotation, which was horrid. For 1 year at 8 mil, getting Morton is a great deal.

Overall this was a underwhelmed projection. I hope and expected the Mets to do more in the free agent market. Or will they be more active in the trade market? Fun offseason coming up.

Also read: #MetsCrushMonday: Thomas Szapucki

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Thursday Night Pitching Matchup: Mets vs Giants

In what looks to be an excellent pitching matchup, the New York Mets and Noah Syndergaard will take on the San Francisco Giants and Madison Bumgarner on Thursday night in San Francisco.

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is coming off of a very good seven-inning start in Miami and he hopes to carry the momentum with him on the West Coast. However, this won’t be the Marlins he’ll be facing, this Giants club has been on an offensive tear as of recent and it probably will be a hard night’s work for Syndergaard.

The Texas born right hander and Mets star pitcher is currently 7-4 with an ERA sitting at 4.55, WHIP of 1.24 and has 110 strikeouts in 112.2 innings pitched. In his last 7 starts, Syndergaard is 4-0 with a 3.95 ERA over 43.1 innings.

Madison Bumgarner has been a hot name that has been floating around the market during trade deadline season and this could be the lefty’s last go at it in a San Francisco Giants uniform. It’ll be interesting to see if he goes, where he goes, and what the Giants would get in return.

Bumgarner is 5-7 with an ERA of 3.86, a 1.21 WHIP, and has struck out 121 opposing batters in 116.2 innings pitched. The young veteran is 2-2 in his last 7 starts and has an ERA of 3.44 in that 36.2 inning stretch.

I like the way the Mets have positioned their lineup vs left handed pitchers and with the Mets on a little mini surge of their own, this should call for a great game tonight. I just hope everyone in New York and the East Coast can stay awake for this one.