Mets Trade Idea: Steven Matz for Carlos Gomez

It's no secret that the New York Mets have stockpiled young and talented starting pitchers, but the question remains is the organization willing to part ways with one to upgrade the middle of the order?

Carlos Gonzalez, not Carlos Gomez, (pardon the Freudian Slip) has been on the Mets radar for some time and now with a critical offseason ahead, now makes more sense than ever for the Amazin's to package a deal for the power-hitting outfielder. Cargo still has two years and $37 million remainig on his current deal and the Rockies have indicated they'd like to acquire a mix of prospects and major league arms in exchange for unloading the hefty contract.

The Mets have a plethora of staring pitching, but haven't put any of them on the trading block as of yet. The most likely candidate in the starting rotation to package in a potential deal is left-hander Steven Matz. The Long Island native has a history of back, elbow and shoulder issues, but his value is sky high coming off a stellar rookie season along with an impressive showing throughout the postseason. Matz started three games during the Mets playoff run to the World Series, posting a 3.68 ERA and surrending six runs in 14 2/3 innings pitched.

Amazin' Clubhouse discusses whether a swap between the Mets and Rockies makes sense for both clubs. 


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