While the Mets have made it clear they have little interest in trading assets under team control beyond this season, perhaps Dominic Smith is an exception. Smith, a first baseman, is blocked at his natural position by Pete Alonso. Even though he’s acquitted himself just fine to the outfield, the Mets feature a fair bit of depth there heading into 2020.
So as long as Smith continues to rake, the Mets will have little option but to listen to offers for a one-time first-round draft pick who’s still just 24 years old. Coming off the bench on Wednesday, Smith hit a go-ahead, pinch-hit, three-run homer in the seventh inning to lead the Mets to a 14-4 rout of the Twins, as well as a two-game series sweep at Target Field and the club’s fourth win in a row.