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Three Mets trade deadline needs we should expect to see this summer

BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 15: A detailed view of the ball bag for the New York Mets sits by the dugout before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 15, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - SEPTEMBER 15: A detailed view of the ball bag for the New York Mets sits by the dugout before a game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park on September 15, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
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LAKELAND, FL – FEBRUARY 25: Tomas Nido #3 of the New York Mets looks on during the Spring Training game against the Detroit Tigers at Publix Field at Joker Marchant Stadium on February 25, 2020 in Lakeland, Florida. The Tigers defeated the Mets 9-6. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

Mets could be in the market for some catching help

How well will Tomas Nido perform for the 2021 Mets? I have my doubts. The second-in-command behind the dish after James McCann, it’s important he has at least a serviceable season.

Nido is out of minor league options which means if the Mets do decide he’s not fit for the backup catcher spot, they risk losing him. A fine defender, Nido does need to hit a little more consistently for me to feel confident in him.

There’s also one more major reason why we could see the Mets seek catching help this summer. Catchers take a beating behind the plate. If the Mets were to lose McCann to a major injury, an upgrade would be an absolute must.

Major injuries would change all of the needs this summer. Losing any starter suddenly puts them in a spot where they may need to look for help outside of the organization. Based on how their depth looks this spring, I think they have a warm body to fill in nicely at all eight of the starting positions.

The catching spot does have some depth in the minor leagues but not enough to pair with Nido for a long period of time. Keeping McCann healthy will be key to avoid a midseason search for a new backstop. Just as important, we need to see Nido have a career year.

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