Mets favored to land Nats’ Max Scherzer, Cubs’ Kris Bryant

The New York Mets are the frontrunners to land a pair of marquee players ahead of Friday’s trade deadline.

If Washington Nationals right-hander Max Scherzer or Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant are dealt by Friday, the Mets have been installed as the +300 favorite to acquire Scherzer and the +200 favorite to land Bryant by SportsBetting.ag.



The Mets entered Tuesday with a 53-45 record and a 3.5-game lead over the Philadelphia Phillies in the National League East and a 5.0-game lead over the Atlanta Braves. They owned the fifth-best record in the National League.

Kris Bryant
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The Mets were also among the favorites to trade for Cubs closer Craig Kimbrel (+375) and Colorado Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (+600).

The Oakland A’s (+325) and New York Yankees (+350) are the current favorites to land Kimbrel, with the Yankees (+200) also leading the odds to acquire Story ahead of the Braves (+300).

Max Scherzer next team if traded

  • New York Mets +300
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +350
  • Milwaukee Brewers +400
  • New York Yankees +450
  • Houston Astros +500
  • Boston Red Sox +600
  • Oakland Athletics +700
  • Tampa Bay Rays +800



Kris Bryant next team if traded

  • New York Mets +200
  • Oakland Athletics +300
  • Milwaukee Brewers +400
  • Boston Red Sox +500
  • Atlanta Braves +600
  • Seattle Mariners +700
  • New York Yankees +800
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +1200

Trevor Story next team if traded

  • New York Yankees +200
  • Atlanta Braves +300
  • Milwaukee Brewers +400
  • Philadelphia Phillies +500
  • New York Mets +600
  • Seattle Mariners +800
  • San Diego Padres +800
  • Boston Red Sox +1000
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +1200
Trevor Story
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Craig Kimbrel next team if traded

  • Oakland Athletics +300
  • New York Mets +400
  • New York Yankees +400
  • Boston Red Sox +500
  • Houston Astros +500
  • Philadelphia Phillies +600
  • Milwaukee Brewers +600
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +800
  • Tampa Bay Rays +900

The Yankees are also in the mix for several other marquee names ahead of Friday’s deadline.



At 51-47, the Yankees entered Tuesday 9.5 games behind Boston in the American League East and 3.5 games behind the A’s for the second wild card spot.

Another active team figures to be the San Diego Padres (58-44), who entered Tuesday with a 6.0-game lead over the Cincinnati Reds for the final wild-card spot in the N.L.

Joey Gallo next team if traded

  • San Diego Padres +200
  • New York Yankees +300
  • Milwaukee Brewers +400
  • Cleveland Indians +400
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +500
  • Boston Red Sox +800

Starling Marte next team if traded

  • Boston Red Sox +200
  • New York Yankees +300
  • San Francisco Giants +400
  • Atlanta Braves +500
  • Houston Astros +600
  • Philadelphia Phillies +600
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +900

Byron Buxton next team if traded

  • New York Yankees +200
  • Houston Astros +300
  • Philadelphia Phillies +400
  • Atlanta Braves +500
  • Milwaukee Brewers +600
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +800
  • Boston Red Sox +1000

Charlie Morton next team if traded

  • Tampa Bay Rays +200
  • San Diego Padres +250
  • Milwaukee Brewers +300
  • Boston Red Sox +300
  • New York Yankees +800
  • Los Angeles Dodgers +1000

–Field Level Media (@FieldLevelMedia)