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Mets Shortstop Trade Chips: Amed Rosario vs. Andres Gimenez

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 19: Andres Gimenez #60 and Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets celebrate during the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 19, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets won 7-2. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 19: Andres Gimenez #60 and Amed Rosario #1 of the New York Mets celebrate during the ninth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field on September 19, 2020 in the Queens borough of New York City. The Mets won 7-2. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – AUGUST 30: Amed Rosario #1 (L) and Andres Gimenez #60 of the New York Mets can’t come up with a ball hit in the seventh inning by Luke Voit of the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on August 30, 2020 in the Bronx borough of New York City. All players are wearing #42 in honor of Jackie Robinson Day. The day honoring Jackie Robinson, traditionally held on April 15, was rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Mets have a pair of shortstops capable of playing the bulk of the games at the position. Is Amed Rosario or Andres Gimenez potentially expendable in a trade?

The beginning of the Steve Cohen era has fans of the New York Mets feeling as optimistic as ever about the upcoming season. As the franchise does its best to lure free agents to what promises to be a pivotal 2021 season, the Mets have a number of interesting decisions to make. One of their biggest potential dilemmas will be how the team elects to handle their battle at shortstop.

Incumbent starter Amed Rosario, once considered to be among the elite prospects in MLB, has been the starter at the position over the past two seasons. At just 25 years old, he is still developing what could be a dynamic skillset. However, the emergence of rookie Andres Gimenez during the shortened 2020 season has Mets fans clamoring for a changing of the guard.

This leaves the franchise in a bit of an awkward position. Do they stick with their longtime project in Rosario or begin to pivot toward an electric rookie in Gimenez? This becomes an even more captivating question when one considers the fact that the team does have other positions of need. Should the Mets elect to place either of these two options on the trade block, either would assuredly land them a major-league-ready talent that could help fill out a more complete roster.

While there is a potential path for both players to split time in a platoon, for the sake of argument, let’s say the Mets decided their best course of action would be to shop one of their young shortstops via trade. Which player would be more expendable? Let’s take a look:

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