Here is the latest trade deadline buzz surrounding the Mets…
July 27, 11:15 a.m.
Per Martino, it is probably too late to swing a trade for Anderson in time for him to start Tuesday night’s game against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field — the Mets’ started is currently TBA.
Martino added that Mets president Sandy Alderson has a very strong relationship with Pirates GM Ben Cherington.
July 27, 9:51 a.m.
According to Passan, the Rays have had “preliminary discussions” about both players, though the amount of money owed to Scherzer could impact whether Tampa is willing to pull the trigger.
Passan adds that the “smart money” is on a team in the NL West — potentially the Los Angeles Dodgers or San Francisco Giants — winding up with Scherzer.
July 26, 5:54 p.m.
Nationals ace Max Scherzer will not use his 10-5 rights to veto a potential trade from Washington and is open to moving on from the team, The Washington Post’s Jesse Dougherty reported Monday.
Scherzer could still use his veto power to steer the Nationals into the direction he wants to go if there ends up being multiple offers on the table, per Dougherty.
July 26, 11:12 a.m.
Per Martino, the prospect cost for Berrios is simply too high at the moment, and the Mets are not in pursuit of him.
A rumor last week had the Twins seeking a ton for Berrios — a pre-arbitration big leaguer and two top 100 prospects.
July 26, 9:14 a.m.
As the Minnesota Twins entertain offers for right-hander Jose Berrios and other starting pitchers, the team “needs up-the-middle position players,” reports Jon Morosi of MLB Network.
Morosi lists the Toronto Blue Jays as a potential trade fit with the Twins since Toronto has middle infield prospects such as shortstops Austin Martin and Orelvis Martinez.
Martin is currently the No. 12 prospect in baseball, per Keith Law of The Athletic’s new Top 50 list, and it’s hard to see any team giving that caliber of prospect up for just a year and change of Berrios.
Law has Martinez ranked No. 40, which is more in the wheelhouse of the kind of player who might headline a deal for Berrios. And if Martinez is a fit for the Twins, it’s fair to argue that Mets shortstop prospect Ronny Mauricio (ranked No. 36 by Law) would also be a fit.
July 25, 10:05 p.m.
With the Washington Nationals in a freefall, the possibility of them trading ace Max Scherzer has risen, and SNY’s Andy Martino reports that the Mets will inquire about his availability.
Per Martino, outside executives are skeptical that the Nats would deal Scherzer within the NL East, but the Mets plan to investigate.
Scherzer is set to become a free agent after the season.
As a player with 10-and-5 rights (10 years in the league, five with the same team), Scherzer has the ability to veto any trade.