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Three Mets in danger of losing their roster spot this week

PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Third baseman J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets makes a catch after almost colliding with shortstop Amed Rosario #1 on a ball off the bat of Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning at Citizens Bank Park on April 16, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - APRIL 16: Third baseman J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets makes a catch after almost colliding with shortstop Amed Rosario #1 on a ball off the bat of Bryce Harper of the Philadelphia Phillies in the fourth inning at Citizens Bank Park on April 16, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 06: Keon Broxton #23 of the New York Mets reacts after his run scoring single in the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on April 06, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images) /

Keon Broxton

I previously wrote about Keon Broxton’s early season struggles on Sunday. To sum it up for you, I’ve seen enough.

The speedy outfielder isn’t hitting and what he does do well is something the Mets can afford to sacrifice. Broxton is a plus-defender and a good base runner. These are attributes that work well in the right situation. Right now, he’s just a weaker version of a man they already have: Juan Lagares.

There are several reasons why Broxton may not get the boot. First, he’s out of minor league options. The Mets would need to first designate him for assignment then allow him to go through the waiver process. If unclaimed, they can reassign him to the minor leagues. It’s very likely a team would claim Broxton, making the trade the Mets made for him over the winter look like an absolute failure.

The season is a little too young for us to expect the franchise to admit to major mistakes like this. If after 81 games Broxton looked like a total bust, maybe then we would see them bite the bullet and risk losing him for nothing at all.

Broxton is probably the least deserving player on the roster right now among all position players. Unfortunately, he’s also one the team might be stuck with for the remainder of the year.

It’s astonishing that the Mets gave up three players for this one guy. Even if they don’t do anything in their professional baseball careers, you have to question the move. The Mets could have another player on the roster right now who can actually hit. Instead, we have Broxton slumping through the first few weeks.

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