With the New York Mets selling pieces off at this year’s trade deadline, it appears that Justin Verlander, who was just signed in the winter could be on the move next.
The Mets inked Verlander to a two-year, $86 million contract after he had won the American League Cy Young with the Houston Astros.
It appears that with the Mets selling and Verlander being a hot commodity, his former team is one of many who are showing interest in him.
Jon Heyman of the New York Post revealed this update on Twitter.
Many teams are showing interest in Justin Verlander. The Astros are one of those teams but with no prospects in the top 100 they have that hurdle. Verlander has suggested he will consider accepting teams committed to winning in near-term.
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 31, 2023
However, there is a caveat, as the Astros lack top 100 prospects.
A reunion between Verlander and the Astros is entirely possible.
But with the Astros not having many prospects in the top 100, this could prove to be difficult.
Heyman did not list other teams that could potentially be in on the veteran right-hander and reigning Cy Young winner.
But even after signing his new deal with the Mets, it appears that the team is shopping him and that there are several teams that are in the mix for him.
Verlander won two World Series titles with the Astros.
He is a three-time winner of the American League Cy Young.
New York already shipped Max Scherzer off to the Texas Rangers in exchange for outfielder Luisangel Acuna, the younger brother of Ronald Acuna Jr.
With Scherzer already out the door, Verlander could very well be next, though it remains to be seen where he may end up and which teams, other than the Astros may be showing interest in him.NEXT: Astros And Mets Reportedly Discussing Justin Verlander Trade