Another member of the Mets’ 2019 signing class, the southpaw Justin Wilson also originally signed a 2 year deal with New York and will hit free agency following the end of the 2020 season.
Wilson served as one of the Mets’ top relievers in 2019, logging a 2.54 ERA of 45 games, primarily as the setup man for closer Seth Lugo down the stretch last year.
While like Ramos, he too is off to a slow start in 2020, posting a 4.32 ERA over 10 games to begin the year.
Despite his lackluster numbers to begin 2020, Wilson has been a very effective reliever the majority of his career, and as all teams know, a consistent lefty can be tough to come by.
Literally any contending team would be interested in bringing him in to help bolster the bullpen for a reasonable price, and if he is going to be a free agent following the season, the Mets would be better served to get something for him than simply let him walk.
Additionally, moving him would allow young relievers like Drew Smith and Daniel Zamora to get a few more opportunities at earning a spot in the bullpen for next season, and with no minor leagues this season, those young players need all the reps they can get.