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MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins singles in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
MIAMI, FL - JULY 26: J.T. Realmuto #11 of the Miami Marlins singles in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park on July 26, 2018 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)
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OF – Nick Castellanos

Rather than go through each of the three outfield positions, let’s limit this to one. There aren’t many outfielders the Mets could really use on the trade market, anyway. Detroit Tigers right fielder Nick Castellanos is an exception.

The former third baseman is now a corner outfielder due to defensive deficiencies. Where he has struggled with the glove, Castellanos has more than made up for with his bat.

Castellanos is different from many right fielders. He hits with good power, but can also make noise with a good batting average and on-base percentage. In 2018, he has been one of the most underrated position players in the game. On a Tigers team headed nowhere, he’s one of the few bright spots in a bleak season.

After 2019, Castellanos becomes a free agent. He falls into the category of “win now” acquisitions the Mets could make. At only 26-years-old, he’s someone the Mets may want to think about extending the moment he arrives at Citi Field. He’s going to get a handsome contract in free agency so why not lock up a young talent like him for a few more years?

Like everyone in their profession, not everything is perfect about Castellanos. His bad defense will surely get under the skin of Mets fans. Then again, if he can hit, it’s an upgrade over many of the 2018 team members.

The Tigers should and probably would ask for a lot in return for Castellanos. Despite their interest in adding young talent, I’m not so sure they would move him for less than they believe he’s worth.

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Do any of these trade candidates appeal to you? Whether you like them or not, I hope we can all agree the Mets need to do more than throw money at free agents.

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