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Mets: 3 players most likely to get traded before the deadline

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 11: Dellin Betances #68 of the New York Mets in action during a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Clover Park at on March 11, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets defeated the Cardinals 7-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 11: Dellin Betances #68 of the New York Mets in action during a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Clover Park at on March 11, 2020 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Mets defeated the Cardinals 7-3. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 11: Wilson Ramos #40 of the New York Mets reacts against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field on August 11, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Wilson Ramos

Arguably the biggest pick up for the Mets in 2019 was veteran catcher Wilson Ramos, who provided some very steady offense at a position New York had struggled to get production out of in recent years.

The two-time All-Star originally signed a 2 year deal with the club prior to last season, and he went on to hit .288 with a .351 OBP, along with 14 HRs and 73 RBI, and was one of the biggest forces behind the Mets’ late-season run in 2019.

This year, Wilson has had a slow start to the year, only batting .211 over 20 games. However, this is a small sample size and historically, Ramos has been a very well regarded hitter throughout the bulk of his career.

Despite his slow start to the 2020 season, many contending teams would surely be interested in the veteran backstop, either to replace their starting catcher, serves as a quality backup, or potentially serve as DH for a club.

Potentially interested teams which come to mind are the Chicago Cubs, San Diego Padres and Tampa Bay Rays, all of who are contending teams struggling to get production out of their current catchers.

Seeing as he is a free agent following the year and is an older player, as he just turned 33 this August, there is no guarantee the Mets will resign him this coming offseason.

The added benefit of moving Ramos would allow the younger Tomas Nido to audition for the role of Starting Catcher for the month of September.

If the Mets are not going to compete, then they would be better served dealing Wilson and trying to get something of value back in return.

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