LAS VEGAS – Only in Las Vegas.
In his bold pursuit of Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto, Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen raised the stakes – having dangled Noah Syndergaard and courted the Yankees in an attempt to make it happen.
As first reported by The Athletic’s Ken Rosenthal, the Yanks, Mets and Marlins have discussed three-team trade scenarios that would put Realmuto behind the plate at Citi Field.
As per reports, and including an industry source, there were no deals in the works on Monday night, the first full day of baseball’s Winter Meetings at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
But the concept is tantalizing to say the least.
The need for Yankees’ prospects and/or controllable big-league talent could be required to complete any such deal, negating the prospect haul that a team like the Dodgers provide.
And the idea of Syndergaard moving into the Yanks’ rotation to facilitate such a deal was just one of many different trade discussions the Mets have had according to a source.
But talk about a high-limit game…
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