The New York Mets have been one of the biggest disappointments in baseball this season, and with the trade deadline just two weeks away, there is a lot of speculation about what the team will do next. One of the biggest questions is what will happen with ace Justin Verlander.
Verlander was acquired by the Mets in the offseason in a trade with the Houston Astros. He was supposed to be the ace of the staff and lead the team to a World Series title. However, things have not gone as planned for Verlander or the Mets.
Verlander has been solid this season, but he has not been the dominant force that he was in his prime. He is currently 7-5 with a 3.34 ERA. However, the Mets are 43-50 and are currently in fourth place in the National League East.
With the Mets out of contention, there is speculation that they could trade Verlander before the deadline. The team would likely be looking for a young prospect in return.
However, Verlander has a no-trade clause, so he would have to approve any trade. It is not clear if Verlander would be willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to a team that is not in contention.
If Verlander does not waive his no-trade clause, he could stay with the Mets for the rest of the season. However, it is unclear what the team would do with him after the season. They could either try to re-sign him or trade him in the offseason.
The future of Justin Verlander with the Mets is uncertain. However, the trade deadline is approaching, and the team will need to make a decision about his future soon.