Two teams reportedly interested in Mike Minor
It’s not too early for trade chatter in Major League Baseball, and teams are already eyeing a starting pitcher off to a fine start.
According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies have both shown interest in Texas Rangers left-hander Mike Minor.
The New York #Mets and Philadelphia #Phillies are showing strong interest in Texas #Rangers ace Mike Minor, who is off to a dazzling start. He pitched a 3-hit CG shutout Tuesday vs. #Angels, and has a 1.27 ERA in his last three starts. He's owed $9.5 million this year and in 2020
— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) April 17, 2019
Minor posted a 4.18 ERA last season, so counting on him to keep this up is probably too much to ask. He is, however, pitching well, and is a lefty with the ability to eat innings and keep his team in games.
The Mets have been very clear in their interest in adding another starting pitcher. They’re clearly assessing all options right now, but it wouldn’t be a surprise to see them bring someone in sooner rather than later.