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There's Absolutely No Reason for Yankees to Blow Mets Away for Zack Wheeler

ATLANTA, GA - JUNE 17: Zack Wheeler #45 of the New York Mets pitches in the first inning of an MLB game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on June 17, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Todd Kirkland

The Yankees are in the market for a starter, and the crosstown Mets have one of the trade deadline's potential top targets in Zack Wheeler.

The Mets, however, would only accept a deal from the Yankees if it blew every other one out of the water. For the Yankees' part, they have absolutely no reason to entertain such an idea.

There's just no need for it. There are plenty of other quality starters on the market, from Max Scherzer to Madison Bumgarner to Marcus Stroman to Trevor Bauer. Deals for any of these guys have the added bonus of not bolstering the Mets in the process.

Wheeler isn't the best possible option no matter how you slice it. The man has a 4.94 ERA in 15 starts this year, truly nothing special.

The Bombers have plenty of avenues to pursue here, and should feel zero need to help out the Mets by throwing assets their way for a middle-of-the-road starter. They're far better off wheeling and dealing elsewhere.