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Mets trade for Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz nearing finish line

The Mets need more prospects and are not in position to be trading the ones they do have for players like J.T. Realmuto or Corey Kluber.

I recently talked with multiple MLB talent evaluators and people in competing player development departments and all of them agreed that, while Peter Alonso and Andres Gimenez are ‘nice players,’ as a whole, the Mets’ farm system needs more above average minor-league talent. By comparison, the Braves have 12 prospects considered to be above average, while the Mets, Nationals, Phillies, and Marlins all have roughly four or five above-average prospects.

The point is, if the Mets traded Alonso and Gimenez in a deal to get, say, Realmuto, while it would certainly give them a major upgrade at catcher today, it would simultaneously decimate the short- and possibly long-term value of the upper end of their farm system…

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