‘Soured’ Relationship With Teammates Prompted New York Mets to Put Jeff McNeil Up for Trade

Published 12/25/2021, 8:20 AM EST


The New York Mets triumphed in the free agency over the other teams, by going on a crazy spending spree. The team is also aiming to secure more players in trades. The Mets are going to potentially trade Jeff McNeil after the lockout. Notably, the 29-year-old has had some dramatic moments in the team and doesn’t have the best equation with his teammates.

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Jeff McNeil’s internal conflict with his teammates

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Jeff McNeil has been part of the New York Mets since the 2018 season. However, in May, a shocking event made headlines when Jeff had the infamous rat-raccoon with Francisco Lindor in the tunnel. Lindor had reportedly pinned down Jeff after he repeatedly ignored the team’s philosophy and rules.

It also came forward that Jeff did not have a positive relationship with his teammates. Reports said, ”McNeil would tell his double play partner to “shut up” and “I got it” after being advised on where to be positioned. This did not sit well with McNeil’s teammates and has still yet to be resolved.”

However, sources say this is not a driving force in why the team is open to trading him. So, is it the reason Mets are eager to trade Jeff to land some other players?

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The real reason for New York Mets’ future trading plans for Jeff

According to Pat Ragazzo, ”McNeil’s relationship with several members of the roster has soured over the past year. However, sources say this is not a driving force in why the team is open to trading him.”

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Notably, many teams have contacted the Mets regarding the trade for Jeff. Hence, the trade-off for Jeff would be a big deal for Mets’ considering his increasing demand in the market.

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New York Mets have signed many star players this free agency, strengthening their squad for the 2022 season. Trading Jeff might land up them in some more promising players, who are not even in the free agency yet. Who do you think New York Mets will trade Jeff for?

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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