Report: NY Mets Turned Down Marlins Trade Offer

The Miami Marlins have already made one big move with one of their pitchers, but they've been investigating other options as well. A report today suggests that the New York Mets turned down an offer of one of the Marlins' impressive young arms. 

Jon Heyman of the New York Post suggested that the Mets turned down an offer of either Edward Cabrera or Jesus Luzardo for elite prospect Brett Baty. 

All three of those names are some of the most exciting young players in baseball. Both Cabrera and Luzardo showed their immense upside on the mound last season. Cabrera, 24, had a breakout 14-start campaign in which he posted a 3.01 ERA and surrendered a mere 44 hits in 71.2 innings, while striking out 9.4 batters per nine.

Luzardo, 25, righted his ship after a year of struggles in Oakland, registering a 3.32 ERA in 18 starts for the Fish, allowing just 69 hits in 100 innings, and ringing up 10.8 batters per nine innings. 

Baty, though, is a keeper, the Mets figure, and Heyman says they're "very reluctant to trade him". As their No. 2 prospect, the 23-year-old 3B/OF hit .315 with a .943 OPS at Double-A and Triple-A last season with 19 HR and 60 RBIs in 95 games. He made a quick, 11-game cameo with the Mets in September. 

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