New York Mets rumors: Lindor, the “King,” MLB’s top arm, and more!

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Sep 25, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Cleveland Indians shortstop Francisco Lindor (12) during the sixth inning against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning, fans! Thursday is full of rumors, rumblings, news, and related developments in regard to the New York Mets.

Here are the New York Mets’ most interesting rumors and links: Jason Catania, Thomas Harrigan and Andrew Simon of did a fun exercise. They explored six trade possibilities for Cleveland Indians’ star Francisco Lindor.

One of those avenues was a hypothetical trade with the New York Mets. They wrote that, to get Lindor, they would have to give up fellow shortstop Amed Rosario, third base prospect Brett Baty, pitching prospect David Peterson, and IF/OF J.D. Davis.

Could it be possible? Would the Indians take that? If so, the Mets should really explore the proposal.

Jon Heyman: According to Heyman, Felix Hernandez is receiving interest from Major League teams and will continue to “evaluate opportunities into the new year.” He also stated he is excited to pitch in 2020.

While the top six arms in the New York Mets’ rotation are very good, the outlook is a little bleaker after that. Good, contending teams should have at least eight legitimate starting options in the organization.

Would the “King” make sense for the Mets? At this point, it is looking likely that the only thing he would command is a Minor League deal with an invitation to Spring Training, or not much beyond that. He is worth a shot in that kind of deal. He was bad in 2018 and 2019 (5.55 and 6.40 ERA) but was decent in 2017 (4.36) and could resurrect his career in the National League.

MLB Trade Rumors: After Gerrit Cole’s introduction, the Yankees’ manager Aaron Boone said they now have “arguably the game’s best starter.” Is that true? Who else can enter the argument? Certainly, one of the candidates is Mets’ two-time Cy Young winner Jacob deGrom.

MLB Trade Rumors also listed Max Scherzer, Justin Verlander, and an “Other” option and made a poll. To vote, follow the link.