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Three Mets fan favorites who might be in another uniform before Opening Day

BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Dominic Smith #2 of the New York Mets celebrates his grand slam home run with Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets during the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Sahlen Field on September 11, 2020 in Buffalo, United States. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
BUFFALO, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Dominic Smith #2 of the New York Mets celebrates his grand slam home run with Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets during the fourth inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Sahlen Field on September 11, 2020 in Buffalo, United States. (Photo by Timothy T Ludwig/Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC – MARCH 28: Amed Rosario #1 and Brandon Nimmo #9 of the New York Mets celebrate after the Mets defeated the Washington Nationals 2-0 on Opening Day at Nationals Park on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

The New York Mets have a deep roster, but a lot of holes. In order to fill those holes, they might have to look into trading some fan favorites.

In the first offseason of the Steve Cohen era, the New York Mets have already made moves. They signed James McCann to a four-year $40 million-dollar contract. They signed Trevor May to a two-year $15.5 million-dollar contract. Those signings helped fill two major holes the Mets had. However, there’s still more work to be done.

The Mets have a gaping hole in center field. Brandon Nimmo statistically was one of the worst defensive center fielders in the game last year. Do the Mets try it with Nimmo again or will they sign someone like George Springer? The Mets also have a big need for starting pitching. After Jacob deGrom and Marcus Stroman, there are question marks. Will David Peterson be a reliable starting option? Will Seth Lugo be in the rotation? Can Steven Matz be trusted?

These questions will be answered either through free agency or via trade. With the announcement that there will be no Designated Hitter in the National League for the 2021 season, the Mets have some decisions to make. With the roster as presently constructed, assuming they sign a legit center fielder, they will have a player who should be starting like Dom Smith or Brandon Nimmo on the bench. With that in mind, the Mets may look to ship some of their depth away to fill some different holes.

Players like Nolan Arenado, Francisco Lindor, Sonny Gray, and others might be available for the Mets to trade for. If they think the price is right, I would not be surprised to see any combination of these three players involved in a deal.

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