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Five Moves To Expect Ahead Of Today’s MLB Trade Deadline

2. Jonathan Lucroy to Mets

In the oddest sequence of events thus far, a deal that would have sent Jonathan Lucroy to the Cleveland Indians fell through after the terms were agreed upon. Why? Lucroy exercised his power to veto the deal.

Everyone close to the situation did not call it a result of the Andrew Miller deal or simply a false report but rather Lucroy’s keen perspective on 2017.

Evidently, the Brewers’ catcher is not too caught up in playing for a winner. With that said, the Mets, who were rumored to be interested in Lucroy, may sneak right back into the mix.

With an extremely shaky catching scenario, the Metropolitans can guarantee that the 30-year-old will play every game he is physically able to be on the field for. Furthermore, going to the Mets is by no means an act of waving his winning chances goodbye.

Only 2.5 games out of the second wild card, the 2015 NL Champions can certainly make some noise. However, that noise is dependent on another dependable middle of the order bat. Fittingly enough, Lucroy would be that bat.

With a superb .300/.360/.484 slash and 13 homers along with 50 RBIs in 94 games, he can provide much-needed protection to Yoenis Cespedes while spacing the lineup.

As the clock ticks closer to 4 pm, expect Sandy Alderson to feel an obligation to the New York fans and overspend on the Milwaukee catcher.

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