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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 20: New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen and New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon listen to manager Mickey Callaway speak during a press conference before the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on May 20, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 20: New York Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen and New York Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon listen to manager Mickey Callaway speak during a press conference before the game between the New York Mets and the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on May 20, 2019 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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ARLINGTON, TEXAS – MAY 20: Dee Gordon #9 of the Seattle Mariners fields a ground ball hit by Nomar Mazara #30 of the Texas Rangers in the bottom of the fourth inning at Globe Life Park in Arlington on May 20, 2019 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Dee Gordon

During the 2018-19 off-season, Dee Gordon was rumored to be on the Mets’ radar as a part of the Mariners fire sale, however, he was not included in the deal with New York to acquire Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, and still remains with Seattle.

After a hot start to the season, the Mariners have fallen out of contention early on in the year, as they currently sit fifth place in the AL West, and are likely to be sellers at the deadline, seeing as they already traded outfielder Jay Bruce our rival Phillies.

Despite the Mariners’ struggles, Gordon has put together a solid season to this point. Through 47 games with Seattle, he has hit .284 with a .311 OBP, with a 3 home runs, 19 RBI and 12 steals.

He has mainly started at second base this season but also has experience playing shortstop and at center field, so if New York were to acquire him, they would have a lot of flexibility regarding where to play him.

In addition to the 2019 season, he would also be under contract for the 2020 season as well, in addition to a club option the following year, so trading for Gordon would be more than just a two-month rental.

Gordon would give the Mets a solid right-handed bat with the ability to hit for average at the top of the lineup, and provide them the speed element which has been missing from their game this season, and is exactly the type of player the Mets should look for if they are going to be competitive later on in the year.

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