The New York Mets are looking at several free agent starters since they traded RA Dickey to the Toronto Blue Jays for a couple of high-ranked prospects. With that being said, there’s a starter on the trade market they should take a hard look at now: Gavin Floyd of the Chicago White Sox.
Floyd has had his ups and downs with the White Sox, but I view him as a National League starter. He’s prone to giving up a ton of homers and that could be helpful with Citi Field. He’s also a guy that’s likely to give you 185-200 innings every year, and I believe he could be a solid 15-game winner in the NL. I believe the White Sox would love to sign Kyle Lohse and are going to use Floyd to get him. That could mean the Mets get him on the low.
I obviously don’t think the Mets should give up any top prospects for Floyd, but if you can get away by trading a couple “high fringe” prospects, why not? That makes the team better now and in the future. His experience could serve well to the young and upcoming starters the Mets have.
I like this move for the Mets and I think they should place a few phone calls to see what the White Sox could want. We’ll see if the Mets go the trade route to get the starter they want, but again, this is a good move for the Mets if they want to take it.