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Mets: Five players likely to get traded prior to July 31st deadline

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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: A view of the socks worn by Shortstop Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets on the field in the sixth inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on September 15, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: A view of the socks worn by Shortstop Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets on the field in the sixth inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on September 15, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
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#2 – Asdrubal Cabrera

Since the Mets signed Asdrubal Cabrera in 2016, he has proved to be a very valuable and consistent hitter in the Mets’ lineup. He has been one of the only “true” hitters the Mets have had in a while and could be a major trade chip for the Mets.

Despite his age, Cabrera hasn’t slowed down a bit. In 2018, he has an impressive slashing line of .284/.332/.489 and 15 long balls (As of 6/5). He is on pace to set his career high in home runs in a season.

Likewise, to Flores and Bautista, Cabrera can also provide some quality hitting and a nice veteran presence in the clubhouse. It’s possible that American League teams would be more interested in his services than National League teams because he has an excellent bat and could be utilized as a Designated Hitter. It would also help his injury-prone legs and elongate his career.

Cabrera is a very controllable player as his contract is up following this season and the Mets have reason to move him, so expect a deal to get done.

With all things considered, teams in the hunt in the American League would be an excellent fit for Cabrera.

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