Espn: Mets complete trade for Pitcher in a $22 Million blockbuster trade

Mets Trade Proposal Sends Starling Marte to AL West for $22M Pitcher
The New York Mets have caught fire and are back in contention for the National League Wild Card. Despite this, would David Stearns, president of baseball operations, continue to hunt for someone to deal outfielder Starling Marte before the deadline? Might the Amazins be interested in Texas Rangers starting pitcher Tyler Mahle, who is now in rehab?

Joel Sherman of the New York Post recommended three “wild trades” for the 35-year-old outfielder. One of the offers proposed a one-for-one trade with the Rangers, which would send Marte to Texas and Mahle to New York.

“The Rangers used a rotating cast at DH to create a sickly.219/.290/.307,” he stated. “The Rangers signed Mahle to a two-year, $22 million contract in the winter, knowing that his availability this season would be uncertain following Tommy John surgery in May 2023. However, he has progressed to throwing off the mound, making a return in the second half more likely. The Rangers’ rotation is fragile, but it may also be deep.”

Sherman also discussed the financial element of his proposal. “Mahle is owed $16.5 million in 2025, making him a close financial match with Marte next season. The Mets would have to balance the differential this season, when Marte earns $18.5 million and Mahle makes $5.5 million (both

What the Mets Could Get by Acquiring Mahle

Moving Mahle to Queens would be a more forward-thinking decision. The right-hander has not pitched since May 2023, when he underwent Tommy John surgery. He inked a two-year agreement with Texas in December and might return after the All-Star break.


Sherman’s reasoning for trading Marte for Mahle is mostly motivated by New York’s 2025 starting rotation. Adrian Houser, Jose Quintana, and Luis Severino are all eligible for free agency this winter. Sean Manea may also enter the free market if he declines his 2025 player option, according to Spotrac.

So the Mets’ incumbent starters would be Tylor Megill, David Peterson, and Kodai Senga. Senga, of course, has yet to play in a big league game this season due to injuries. Mahle’s addition would provide Stearns another accomplished MLB starting pitcher before the summer. The right-hander has a career 4.30 ERA over seven seasons, with a 3.16 ERA in 26.2 innings for the Minnesota Twins in 2023.

How Trading Marte reveals intriguing possibilities for New York.
Marte never got back on track in 2023 after undergoing double groin surgery the previous offseason. However, in 2024, his bat has returned to life. He’s slicing.281/.335/.424 with seven home runs, eight doubles, 28 RBI, 35 runs scored, and 12 steals in his first 252 plate appearances.

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