Trade deGrom? Former Mets exec weighs in – MLB.com

Plenty of virtual ink already has been spilled by writers, analysts and pundits over whether the New York Mets should trade Jacob deGrom this month. But what does a former Mets exec have to say on the matter?

Adam Fisher, the former Mets senior director of baseball operations who spent 15 seasons with the organization, weighed in on all things deGrom on the latest edition of the Statcast™ podcast. The takeaway?

Plenty of virtual ink already has been spilled by writers, analysts and pundits over whether the New York Mets should trade Jacob deGrom this month. But what does a former Mets exec have to say on the matter?

Adam Fisher, the former Mets senior director of baseball operations who spent 15 seasons with the organization, weighed in on all things deGrom on the latest edition of the Statcast™ podcast. The takeaway?

“You’re not trading deGrom without [getting] one of baseball’s top prospects,” Fisher said. “Who would I be willing to trade him for? A young player who has the ability to be a top five prospect, like Gleyber Torres, Ronald Acuna Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr., Vladimir Guerrero Jr. For me, if you’re not getting that … then it’s not worth the exercise.”

“That’s kind of what the Mets are doing,” Fisher continued. “They’re saying, ‘Look, if you’re willing to offer us one of those guys, we’ll think about it.’ “

Given the circumstances surrounding Torres and Acuna — a pair of rookies who are helping the contending Yankees and Braves, respectively, this season — it’s unlikely either New York or Atlanta would consider moving them, even for deGrom.

As for Guerrero and Tatis, the Blue Jays and Padres are rebuilding clubs, so trading high-end future talent — Guerrero and Tatis are Nos. 1 and 3, respectively, on

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