The Mets are starting to inquire with other teams about the possibility of a three-way trade in an effort to acquire an impact player this winter, according to Andy Martino of the NY Daily News. Martino believes this latest plan of action has been spurred on by the notion that the acquisition of Chris Young was deemed underwhelming by many within the organization.
In my opinion this is a bit of a hail mary pass by the team's front office. A seeming in ability to spend money combined with an unwillingness to trade away their better pitching prospects leads to the inclusion of a third, or even four team in trade talks. Such moves are rare, but not unheard of.
This rumors could pick up when all the general managers find their way to Orlando for the Winter Meetings early next month. Alderson has done very well in maximizing trade value, so he has that going for him. With that said, I wouldn't get my hopes up. Its beginning to look like a very anticlimactic offseason.