Will the New York Mets trade ace starter Jacob deGrom? For deGrom’s sake, we sure hope so.
It’s reportedly on the menu, and one team official offered an interesting and hilarious take on the matter.
Apparently, as far as the Mets are concerned, it all comes down to donuts.
Here is the way a team official described the possibility of a Jacob deGrom trade, metaphorically speaking, (at least you would hope): The Mets will ask for 6 donuts for deGrom. If they can get that, maybe there is a trade to be made. But 3 donuts probably won't get it done.
— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) June 18, 2018
Naturally, this drew less than enthused responses from Mets’ fans.
I fully believe the Mets are incompetent enough to trade an exceptional pitcher for pastries.
— Dale Flood (@daleflood) June 18, 2018
They’ll end up dealing him for the stale day old donuts for half price.
— Lou Castellano (@loucas521) June 18, 2018
But really the Mets competence isn’t the question. The question here is, are all donuts the same?
There better be 3 Boston cremes, 2 glazed donuts and one double chocolate for one deGrom.
— Besfort 🇦🇱 (@JustBesfort) June 18, 2018
That’s a steep price, even for a Cy Young contender. Also, how do other pastries fit into this?
How about if you throw in one really good muffin? Chocolate chip. So it is three donuts and a really good muffin? I'll hang up and listen.
— Andrew Marchand (@AndrewMarchand) June 18, 2018
It’s possible that the Mets might have stumbled their way into a new way to evaluate players. We’ve seen WAR cited for a while now, but what’s someone’s Donut Above Replacement value?
Obviously, there are some kinks to work out. Perhaps this is something we can see in the “Moneyball” sequel.