The Mets continue to search for bullpen help at the Winter Meetings, as Jeurys Familia faces the very real possibility of a suspension following his domestic violence charge. The Mets’ search led them to ask Kansas City about All-Star closer Wade Davis, but the Royals’ asking price began with top prospect Amed Rosario, according to the Daily News, a price too steep for New York.
Rosario is one of the Mets’ most highly regarded prospects, if not the highest. The 21-year-old shortstop split time between High-A St. Luice and Double-A Binghamton this year, with his numbers improving after being promoted. He was ranked the 58th overall prospect by Baseball America before the 2016 season and is their top Mets prospect heading into 2017. It appears Rosario is the only prospect the Mets are unwilling to trade, as New York recently indicated its willingness to deal Michael Conforto, who was the tenth overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Kansas City has been looking to dump Davis’s $10 million salary, and the team is reportedly close to dealing him to the Chicago Cubs. According to Ken Rosenthal, a Davis-to-Chicago deal would likely be Davis for Jorge Soler straight up. USA Today reported the teams are looking at physicals and an announcement could come soon.