In the last hour or so, we received tweets from reporters who shed more light on this potential deal.
Can report this more definitely: To this day, not yet official trade of Mariners Put on the table is Cano / Diaz for Bruce / Swarzak / Kelenic / McNeil / Dunn
The drugs have not been examined. Remember the tears of Wilmers.
– Andy Martino (@martinonyc) November 30, 2018
The Mets have begun to inform the players that they are signing an agreement with the browsers if it is concluded. Jay Bruce and Anthony Swarzak are in the deal.
– Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) November 30, 2018
Andy Martino then said that it was possible that one of the youngest players in the Mets be removed from the contract. And it is also important to note that the M could still engage in a lower-level perspective to make the deal easier for New York.
In the meantime, here's what we know about the players under discussion:
FROM Jay Bruce
Bruce is the name that should be most familiar to Mariners fans. This is because he has been linked to the Mariners many times in the past. The Mets signed a fairly heavy three-year contract and $ 39 million before the last season. M's would earn $ 26 million for the next two years in its current state. Bruce would probably play in the role of Nelson Cruz with a bit of a scorched first-half goal, and the M's just hoped he could do something around the 110 wRC +, which he surpassed in the last two seasons.
RHP Anthony Swarzak
Swarzak is the other contract discharge in Seattle. The relief to the right is $ 7 million in 2019, after which he will be a free agent. He posted an ERA of 6.15 last year in 26.1 innings with 10.5 K / 9 and 4.8 BB / 9, but he has just left a season of 2.2 fWAR. He's the kind of guy who could be knocked down in a later deal or in the middle of the summer if he gets things back.
The real prospects
This is where things are amusing and, it seems, where everything is suspended, while the Mets are trying to understand what they are ready to give up. These are the names that have surfaced up here:
2B Jeff McNeil
McNeil may not have the influence of "hope" on some of the other names mentioned, but he is ready to play in the Major League and is, in every respect, the real compromise. McNeil, drafted in the 12th round of the 2013 MLB draft, will be 27 at the start of next season. This makes him a few months younger than Mitch Haniger. He has some points in common with Haniger and another player who apparently broke out late in his minor league career. After never having an impressive resume to tell, McNeil made a big step forward in 2017 and the results continued until last season. The Mets called him in mid-season and he responded by posting 2.7 fWAR in just 258 appearances at the plate, which would easily make him a 5 fWAR player on a full season. While it's long to expect him to keep up the torrid pace for an entire season, McNeil will immediately fill the void left by Canó's departure to second base. His last five years of control of the club align perfectly with the 2021 window that the Mariners seem to aim for. It is not a guarantee, and for that reason, hopefully, is not the centerpiece of the deal, but it has no touch in return.
RHP Justin Dunn
The young Dunn, 23, is one of the few potential candidates to climb the ladder. After spending most of his academic career as a reliever, Dunn has mainly worked as a starter in the pros, including the 21 participations in 2018. It seemed little risky in 2017 for the first round of the Mets 2016, taken in the 19th rank, but he has resumed this season in High-A St. Lucia and seems significantly improved. Baseball America describes him evolve from command to command, and is effusive about his progress this season, ranking him as the best pitcher of the organization and their No. 5 overall in the top 10 in 2019. Dunn's limitations stem from concerns about his size (not tiny at 6'2, 185, but no colossus) and, hence, his durability. Dunn relies on four terrains: a 93-95 fastball that can be worked as a lead or four-stitch seam, a well-regarded slider that handles RHH well and, more recently, a reliable change. Changeup's development is credited with Dunn's transformation of a potential ROOGY with a brutal division of the pack in 2017 into a No. 3-4 starter.
DE Jarred Kelenic
Look, when the Mets arrived for the first time as a destination, I thought, because I was conditioned to hope for bad things, that Kelenic was out of reach. When I heard Salk pronounce his name while I was driving on I-5 this morning, my heart literally jumped several beats (also, it's really weird to hear a new one on radio in 2018.) I've been on Kelenic for a while. , thanks to John and Kate. See? John was covered too. Since then, Kelenic's actions have only skyrocketed, as shown by this pair of pieces from The Athletic. Kelenic could stay in the middle pack and break six home runs in his first professional season. Even if the 107 wRC + during its second stop does not explode, for a player of 19 who starts playing every day, it's really something.
He is young and his professional repertoire is limited. the encomia of others and me is really based on the potential, not until now, professional production. Kelenic, who has five tools, gets mixed results – the fangraphs like it, but they like it at the back of the top 100, although I guess it will change with their next bet up to date, the dizzying ceiling of pride. of Waukesha is incredibly appealing and represents exactly what Jerry Dipoto seeks to acquire and instill in a miserable, jaded and generous fanbase: hope.
Other note names:
It is possible that these three players are not the only ones to be taken into account in this deal, especially if the Mariners have really invested in difficult rebuilding and have added someone like Mallex Smith in the deal. is their one and only top-ten OF). One of the names we heard at the beginning was Andres Gimenez, one of the first defenders of defense, who is the number one prospect of the Mets. This seems to be a solution for a market in which the Mets earn a lot of salary, but it is important to note that the Mets also have one, not two, not three, but four short-term jobs. Amed Rosario is currently at the Major League level, but behind him are the Mets Gimenez, teenager Ronny Mauricio and the lovely Shervyen Newton. The density of short-term prospects is symptomatic of the cluster of best hopes of the Mets as a whole, which weighs heavily on internal prospects and launchers, and very light on field players. This is fundamentally the opposite of the seamen system, which makes them particularly well matched as trading partners. And now, we are waiting.