Red Sox Predictions: 5 possible landing spots for Jackie Bradley Jr.

Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on photo day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
Red Sox outfielder Jackie Bradley Jr. on photo day. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images) /
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ST. PETERSBURG, FL – APRIL 19: Jackie Bradley Jr. #19 of the Boston Red Sox goes airborne to try stop a ball hit to the outfield during the bottom of the second inning of the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field on April 19, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (Photo by Joseph Garnett Jr. /Getty Images) /

New York Mets

The New York Mets center-fielder in 2019 was Juan Lagares who had a -0.7 WAR. With Lagares hitting the free-agent market, the Mets could use a definitive upgrade at the position.

Bradley obviously didn’t set the world on fire, but wouldn’t lose the Mets games as he had a 2 WAR in 2019. Though last year was a bad season – a better campaign could come as displayed in 2016.

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The Mets have depleted their farm system the past few years in the Robinson Cano and Marcus Stroman trades. If they displayed an interest in taking Bradley off Boston’s hands, it wouldn’t require a haul of prospects.

Giving up a prospect for one year of Bradley may not entice the Mets though. Perhaps, if signed to an extension and then traded, the Mets may jump at the chance for Jackie. A 3-year, $20 million dollar contract may be enough for a JBJ extension.

Being a fringe contender in 2019, Bradley could be the finishing touch that pushes the Mets into a Wild Card berth. If the Mets could swing into the postseason, they could make a deep run, especially with their powerful starting rotation.

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Overall, this trade has a very good chance of happening because the Red Sox are seemingly desperately shopping Bradley in order to cut payroll. The Mets have a hole in center field which could be fulfilled, while also helping out the Red Sox financially.