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Three Mets players many fans are ready to trade away this winter

Aug 10, 2020; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) throws a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 10, 2020; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) throws a pitch against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – SEPTEMBER 08: Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets at bat against the Baltimore Orioles at Citi Field on September 08, 2020 in New York City. (Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)

Amed Rosario

Some fans have been willing to trade Amed Rosario for a few years now. His 2019 performance probably convinced a few to rethink their stance on the young shortstop. After a disappointing 2020 season, those fans and more may be ready to trade him away.

Unlike Matz, Rosario has a ton of trade value. He’s cheap, young, and has shown flashes of talent. The Mets would make a terrible mistake trading him if not for the presence of Andres Gimenez. The rookie infielder outshined Rosario by miles in 2020. It’s possible we see him as the club’s Opening Day shortstop next year, not Rosario.

Rosario is a far more interesting trade candidate than Matz. While we know what Matz is, Rosario remains a mystery. Will he ever develop into one of the league’s top shortstops? We’re going to find out whether it’s with the Mets or someone else.

Fans aren’t yet lining up to trade Rosario away. When considering the team’s great need for starting pitching, a queue begins to form.

Rosario is one of the top trade candidates on the Mets this offseason because they have other options at his position. Along with J.D. Davis, Brandon Nimmo, and Dominic Smith, he’s one of the players on this roster we should hear plenty of trade rumors about this offseason.

Personally, I’m not quite ready to give up on Rosario unless a team is willing to blow me away in a deal. I think someone might. Shortstops are a hot commodity. It’s not every winter someone with Rosario’s promise becomes available.

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