Best teams to rebuild in MLB The Show 20 franchise mode

Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros and Jose Altuve #27 (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images)
Carlos Correa #1 of the Houston Astros and Jose Altuve #27 (Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images) /
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New York Mets v Boston Red Sox
Pete Alonso #20 and Michael Conforto #30 – New York Mets (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images) /

New York Mets

Have you seen what Brodie Van Wagenen has done with the New York Mets? He started off by trading multiple of their top prospects (including the highly touted Jarred Kelenic) for an old, washed up Robinson Cano and his awful contract, and Edwin Diaz — a closer who forgot how to throw a strike. Then he signed every old middle infielder he can think of, included Jed Lowrie, who has made $20M with the Mets without playing a game due to knee issues.

While he’s drafted well, this is the time for you to being GM and fix the Mets. The Mets have enough promising young players to make this an attractive rebuild.

  • SP David Peterson, 24, A Potential
  • SP Matthew Allan, 18, B Potential
  • SP Thomas Szapucki, 23, B Potential
  • 1B Dominic Smith, 24, A Potential
  • 1B Pete Alonso, 25, A Potential
  • 3B Brett Baty, 20, A Potential
  • SS Andres Gimenez, 21, B Potential
  • SS Ronny Mauricio, 18, A Potential

Dominic Smith and Pete Alonso can both be kept by putting Smith in LF or DH (if you turn that on), or you can trade Smith in a package to move some of the older players. 37-year-old Robinson Cano has 4 years at $24M a year left on his contract, and his hitting ratings just don’t justify that contract. You can move Lowrie, Edwin Diaz, Wilson Ramos, and Jeurys Familia to free up money this year and save for free agency, while pulling in some nice pieces in return.

Other players like Conforto, Nimmo and JD Davis can be kept for the rebuild or packaged to get some truly great players. And then you have what the Mets have been built around in the 2010s… pitching. Jacob DeGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz and Marcus Stroman all have different lengths and amounts to their contract. You have plenty of flexibility to trade pieces of this rotation and still have some formidable pitchers.

No matter what you decide to do, LFGM.