3 Potential Landing Spots For SP John Means

With the Baltimore Orioles taking offers on starter John Means, there will be a ton of interest in the 28-year-old. In his short career thus far, he already has played in an All-Star Game and has had moments of dominance. During the first half 2021 season, he had a very solid 2.28 ERA. However, he finished the year with trouble, as he had a 4.88 ERA after the break. On the year, he ended up with a 6-9 record and 3.62 ERA. Although he finished the year in a rough fashion, it was still a very good season for him at the end of the day. 

When he's on his game, he has the ability to be a true star. The best part about him, though, is that he's under team control until 2025. Thus, he would be a long term investment for any team who acquires him.

Here are three teams who need to jump on that. 

New York Mets: The Mets are currently livid about losing the Steven Matz sweepstakes. Yet, acquiring Means from Baltimore would absolutely help change that. Like Matz, he is a fellow southpaw who could work well in the front half of their rotation. The Mets have been linked to a lot of pitchers already this offseason, so it wouldn't be surprising to see them heavily pursue Means via trade as well.

Toronto Blue Jays: Speaking of Matz, the Blue Jays of course just lost him and could suffer the same fate with 2021 Cy Young Award winner, Robbie Ray. Even if the latter ends up staying, it wouldn't be a bad idea to call the Orioles about Means, too. He would be a very nice upgrade to their rotation and they have to be looking to build off their impressive 91-71 record.

Atlanta Braves: Although the Braves just won the World Series, it would be smart for them to add a guy like Means to the rotation. He would help strengthen their rotation significantly, especially if he's able to replicate the success he had during the first half of the 2021 season.

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