‘Looking for a starter, catcher, and pen help,’ Mets could have interest in trading for Christian Vazquez: reports

Brodie Van Wagenen wearing mask at Citi FieldBrodie Van Wagenen wearing mask at Citi Field

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<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="The Mets are 15-19 with 26 games remaining in the shortened 2020 MLB season (1.5 games back of a playoff spot), but still reportedly have interest in making multiple improvements to their team with the trade deadline on Monday.” data-reactid=”32″>The Mets are 15-19 with 26 games remaining in the shortened 2020 MLB season (1.5 games back of a playoff spot), but still reportedly have interest in making multiple improvements to their team with the trade deadline on Monday.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="New York is "looking for a starter, a catcher, and pen help" according to Jon Heyman.” data-reactid=”33″>New York is “looking for a starter, a catcher, and pen help” according to Jon Heyman.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Boston Red Sox have been "doing background" on Mets minor leaguers, which Rosenthal says could be an indication that the Mets are interested in trading for Sox catcher Christian Vazquez.” data-reactid=”34″>According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Boston Red Sox have been “doing background” on Mets minor leaguers, which Rosenthal says could be an indication that the Mets are interested in trading for Sox catcher Christian Vazquez.

Vazquez is under team control through the 2022 season, set to earn $6.25 million in 2021 and $7 million in 2022 (which is a club option year).

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="It's fair to believe that trading for the 30-year-old Vazquez, whose career OPS in six big league seasons is .689, would take the Mets out on free agent catcher J.T. Realmuto (should Realmuto not re-sign with the Philadelphia Phillies before the offseason).” data-reactid=”49″>It’s fair to believe that trading for the 30-year-old Vazquez, whose career OPS in six big league seasons is .689, would take the Mets out on free agent catcher J.T. Realmuto (should Realmuto not re-sign with the Philadelphia Phillies before the offseason).

In the last month, the Mets have added some of their top prospects to the 60-man player pool, though all of those prospects had already been eligible to be traded as players to be named later.

<p class="canvas-atom canvas-text Mb(1.0em) Mb(0)–sm Mt(0.8em)–sm" type="text" content="With a Mets sale to Steve Cohen reportedly in the final stages, there is also another dynamic added to this unusual trade deadline that is part of this truncated season.” data-reactid=”51″>With a Mets sale to Steve Cohen reportedly in the final stages, there is also another dynamic added to this unusual trade deadline that is part of this truncated season.

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