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Mets Trades: 3 upgrades a J.D. Davis trade could bring this summer

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 10: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets looks on against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 10, 2021 in New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 3-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 10: (NEW YORK DAILIES OUT) J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets looks on against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field on April 10, 2021 in New York City. The Marlins defeated the Mets 3-0. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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WEST PALM BEACH, FL – MARCH 13: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets hits a fly ball towards right field in the first inning of the Spring Training game against the Washington Nationals at The Ballpark of The Palm Beaches on March 13, 2021 in West Palm Beach, Florida. (Photo by Eric Espada/Getty Images)

Mets could solidify the bullpen in a trade involving J.D. Davis

Depending on how much the Mets trust Guillorme and Villar at third base, they could always flip Davis for an upgrade somewhere else. The one spot on the field we already know the Mets will be looking to add is in the bullpen. There’s no trusting this team’s relief corps. I don’t care how long things look smooth. There’s always an explosion waiting to happen.

In a way, I don’t like the idea of trading an everyday position player for a reliever. It feels like an immediate downgrade.

But that’s how the game works, isn’t it? You need to trade away something of value in order to get something good back in return.

It’s far too soon to even speculate as to which teams or even which relievers to start looking at. Relief pitchers are the most impossible to predict of any in the game. I would like to see the Mets get much more than a two-month rental. A guy with at least the potential to stick around for the 2022 season seems like a much better deal.

Relievers are available by the handful at the trade deadline. They change teams from year to year and are baseball’s best journeymen. I wouldn’t be opposed to the Mets adding one to the bullpen this summer even at the cost of Davis. It really all depends on whether or not we trust in the duo behind him right now and how fantastic of an arm they can get back.

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