New York Mets utility player Dominic Smith is focusing on himself and his team as light trade rumors have commenced.
As the July 31 trade deadline approaches, a few New York Mets players have been linked to numerous trade possibilities. Pitchers Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Jason Vargas have all seemed to come up in talks, along with third baseman Todd Frazier.
Add utility player Dominic Smith to the list.
I wouldn’t call it a huge possibility, but there have been some light trade rumors regarding Smith.
Through all of it, though, Smith is just focusing on playing baseball.
“I know baseball is a business at the end of the day,” Smith said, per Danny Abriano of SNY. “It’s just how the game is. I love New York, like I said before. I only want to play for the Mets. This is all I know. This is home for me and my family, so I love it here and like I said — just trying to establish myself and get better every day.
“Whatever happens, happens. Like I said, it’s out of my control. I just know that right now I play for the Mets and I just want to continue to grind and help this team win games.”
Smith through 82 games this year has posted a .290/.371/.529 slash line with nine home runs and 18 RBI. He’s played the left field, right field and first base positions and has done everything the Mets have asked to do.
The rumors are light for right now, but who knows what will happen before the end of this month.