- Mets are shopping Asdrubal Cabrera
- Neil Walker, Brandon Nimmo inch closer to return
- Bruce says Mets would be ‘crazy’ not to trade him
Cabrera is 31 years old and would be a valuable piece for any team in the pennant race. He is a switch-hitting infielder who can also serve as a designated hitter. Maybe, more importantly, he has postseason experience.
Walker is on the mend after tearing his hamstring last month. The Mets reported that Walker played in a simulated game last week and will now begin a rehab assignment with Triple-A Las Vegas. He is expected to be activated this week.
The Mets are also listening to offers for Addison Reed, Curtis Granderson, Jerry Blevins,and Jay Bruce. If Reed, Blevins or Bruce are dealt before or by the trade deadline, any hope of a miracle run in August and September will effectively be off the table.
Bruce expects the Mets to trade him. In fact, last week he suggested the Mets would be “crazy” if they didn’t trade him:
““If they have the chance to make their organization better by trading me, they would be crazy not to do it. I know that they have to look out for their future here. I expect they will do that if they have the chance. I know what can happen … I came here as a hired gun. I know what I am and what situation I am in. This is a business. Don’t get me wrong, I love playing the game, I always will. But this is my job. I am a hired gun and I go where I am needed.”
Bruce has also been tied to rumors of a deal between the Mets and Indians while Reed and Blevins have been attached to recent rumors including the Dodgers.