Mets: Three players to consider trading before Opening Day
Now that Spring Training has begun, teams are now assessing their needs and looking to make some trades. Before the year begins, the New York Mets should at least consider swapping these three players.
New York Mets General Manager Brodie Van Wagenen clearly went into his first offseason with the team looking to put together a contender after two very disappointing seasons. He was also sure to add depth to the team after a wealth of injuries.
As we have learned over the years, having depth at multiple positions is a very good thing, as it gives teams options in case a starting player goes down with an injury, which is a problem the Mets commonly face.
With that said, the Mets currently have a surplus of players at several positions, some of whom look to spend the season collecting a sizable paycheck while being a bench player.
New York currently has several former starting players who have been displaced from their old roles on the team and have now been relegated to part-time players, as well as younger talents who are being blocked from getting more playing time and experience due to a surplus of talent at their position.
Regardless of the reason, it would behoove the Mets to explore of trading players who fit those descriptions in an effort to either free up salary for future acquisitions or acquire new talent to help rebuild our now depleted farm system.
Like the old saying “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure”, here are three Mets that the team should consider trading before the start of the season.