Brodie Van Wagenen is remaining active on the trading market as the New York Mets are reportedly asking about Corey Kluber.
A trade for Kluber would make sense for the win-now Mets. The Edwin Diaz-Robinson Cano trade cemented the belief that the Mets and Van Wagenen are looking to build a championship contender in 2019. Furthermore, Kluber and manager Mickey Callaway have history together from Callaway’s time in Cleveland.
Of course, every team would like to have Corey Kluber take the mound every five days, but do the Mets have what it takes to land the superstar? That’s a question that I don’t have an answer for.
The Mets dealt two of their better prospects—Jarred Kelenic and Justin Dunn—for Diaz and Cano. Moreover, the Mets farm system isn’t stocked with high-end talent like some of the other teams who could make a play for Kluber.
Mets fans have to be excited by the aggressiveness showcased by Van Wagenen if nothing else. Perhaps this could be a sign of things to come in free agency as well. We’re still waiting for the major dominos in free agency to drop, but there is some hope that Van Wagenen’s aggressive nature will carry over to free agency.