The New York Mets and GM Brodie Van Wagenen seem open to selling and trading some key pieces before next week's trade deadline, potentially including Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and even Edwin Diaz.
The New York Yankees and Houston Astros are understood to be interested in most (if not all) of these accomplished pitchers… but the Mets don't want to deal any of them to these clubs because they're afraid of being outsmarted.
Wait, what? You don't want to trade certain players to certain teams because you don't think you are smart enough not to get hosed? If you believe that, then why are you running a baseball team at all, big man?
Even though that may be ludicrous, they aren't wrong and at least they are being honest about who they are currently as an organization.