According to many sources the Mets will have the rumor mill churning this offseason.
The Cubs, D-Backs, Red Sox and Reds match up best for a trade with the Mets, according to ESPN researcher and writer Mark Simon.
In addition to the teams mentioned above by Simon, MLB insiders say to also keep an eye on the Rockies, Mariners, Dodgers and Angels, as it pertains to matching up with the Mets.
Quick Case Mets Trade Scenarios:The Cubs have plenty of shortstops to pick from with Starlin Castro, Javier Baez, and Addison Russell.
The D'Backs have a plethora of young shortstops in Didi Gregorius, Nick Ahmed, and Chris Owings... Arizona’s front office of Tony La Russa and Dave Stewart, as well as new manager Chip Hale, all have a positive history working with Alderson.
The Red Sox have SS Xander Bogaerts and OF Yoenis Cespedes. Could want Daniel Murphy?? Want lefthanded bat. Shane Victorino for Bartolo Colon also has been mentioned..
The Reds have OF Jay Bruce.. Could Rafael Montero tempt them??
The Rockies have OF Carlos Gonzalez... He was hurt, could get cheap...
The Mariners have SS Brad Miller. For instance, last winter, the Mets offered Jon Niese to the Mariners for SS Brad Miller, but a deal never worked out, Gammons told MLB Network.
The Dodgers have OF Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier.... Pitching would have to be included and I would not be surprised if Daniel Murphy get mentioned in any equation.
The Angels did have some interest in Bartolo Colon at the trading deadline and maybe the Mets could revisit the possibility.. SS Erick Aybar???, Kole Calhoun?
Outside Chances:The Marlins have Giancarlo Stanton , who is rumored to sign an extension this offseason. If that don't get done, may want to trade him.. Longshot though..
The Blue Jays who have made deals with the Mets in the Past (IE: R.A. Dickey) Could look to bounce names around like Outfielder Jose Bautista for a package. Of course there is always Mets Fan Favorite SS Jose Reyes...