Boston Red Sox Rumor: Mets A Trade Option For Boston
With the Boston Red Sox missing out on Todd Frazier, the New York Mets have emerged as a possible trade partner.
The issue with Cabrera is he has only one game experience at third base in his MLB career with his primary position being a shortstop. Cabrera has decent pop and hit 23 home runs last year while batting .280 in 141 games. The 31-year-old is hitting .247 with nine home runs and 29 RBI this year and has a team option for 2018.
Flores has two more years of team control and has been the primary starter at third this year for New York. The 25-year-old provides decent offensive production and has started to hit right-handers better.
Rivera, a rookie, makes little sense with Boston looking to use Rafael Devers as their long-term third basemen. Rivera is a contact hitter and is hitting .292 with five home runs.
It will be interesting to see if Boston will make a move with the Mets. Or if Dave Dombrowski will look for other trade partners like the Oakland A’s who have Jed Lowrie. The San Francisco Giants could also be a possibility with Eduardo Nunez reportedly being on the market.
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) July 19, 2017
Expect the market to develop even further as we head closer to the deadline.