Something drastic may need to occur this week with the New York Mets. These three players are in danger of losing their jobs on the 25-man roster.
Before the New York Mets return to Citi Field on the weekend to (hopefully) beat up on the Miami Marlins, we may see a few changes to the big league roster. In the last week, some heads have already rolled.
Travis d’Arnaud was designated for assignment and is now a member of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Dominic Smith was demoted to the Triple-A Syracuse Mets, although he didn’t deserve the move from the corner office due to performance. For Smith, it was a numbers game and his spot on the roster as the second first baseman became too much to carry.
We’ve witnessed the Mets make several transactions in recent days with the bullpen. Soon, however, we may see more drastic measures taken. The offense has gone silent and to send a message, it’s possible we see them flick another player from the 25-man roster.
When Jed Lowrie joins the team, we will most likely see this transaction take place. The veteran infielder is someone the Mets had hoped could become the primary third baseman. An injury before Spring Training games even began has left him sidelined for more than two full months now. His arrival will cause the 25-man roster to rattle a little bit more with one member of the current group losing his job.
There aren’t many position players performing well this year. Jeff McNeil and Pete Alonso are the two bats clicking well. McNeil is among the leaders in hits, batting average, and a few other offensive categories. Meanwhile, Alonso has captivated us with his light-tower power. Neither of them will lose their big league job. The rest of the roster members with minor league options better beware. Someone is going to get sacrificed.