Mets plan to place Jeff McNeil on trading block while eyeing pitching after lockout ends: report

Jeff McNeil jogging 9/5/21 cropped

Jeff McNeil running 9/5/21 cropped

The Mets plan on making Jeff McNeil availalbe for a trade with the objective of getting pitching in return once the lockout ends, according to a report Friday by Pat Ragazzo of Inside the Mets.

New York City has “received a substantial amount of calls from other clubs regarding McNeil’s availability because teams value his talent and he is also under cheap control for the next three seasons,” the report included, pointing out “a source close to the situation.”

McNeil, whose 30th birthday is April 8, signed up a slash line of .251/.319/.360 in 2021 with 7 crowning achievement and 35 RBI in 120 video games as a Met throughout the 2021 season.

A one-time All-Star choice for the 2019 season, McNeil has actually slashed .293/.361/.457 with 34 crowning achievement and 133 RBI in 305 video games from 2019-21.

As a novice throughout the Mets’ 2018 season, McNeil batted .329/.381/.471 with 3 crowning achievement and 19 RBI in 63 video games.

The Mets chose McNeil out of Long Beach State with a 12th-round choice in the 2013 MLB Draft.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.