The New York Mets received some devastating news when it was announced that ace right-hander Jacob deGrom had suffered a stress reaction in his scapula and would be sidelined indefinitely. The Mets, who spent big this offseason to compile a contending roster, will now have to move forward without their best pitcher. Fortunately, the Mets have Max Scherzer, who is regarded as one of the better hurlers himself. New York also has pitchers such as Chris Bassitt, Taijuan Walker and Carlos Carrasco to help round out what should remain a strong rotation. General manager Billy Eppler said that the team isn’t planning on making any moves after the deGrom injury and that they will “rely on their depth.” That would mean the likes of Tyler Megill, Trevor Williams or David Peterson would be pitching quality innings this year. The Mets may not want to make any moves right now, but owner Steve Cohen has made it clear how committed he is to winning. Money doesn’t seem to be an issue in Queens these days, meaning the Mets could quickly change their stance on possible moves. That said, here are three pitchers the Mets should trade for after the deGrom injury.
3 Best Pitchers Mets Must Trade For After Jacob deGrom Injury
3. Tyler Mahle
The Reds might not be interested in moving Tyler Mahle with the season set to start. Cincinnati, let their best player in Nick Castellanos walk via free agency while trading away their second-best hitter in Jesse Winker.