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.