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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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PORT ST. LUCIE, FLORIDA – MARCH 16: J.D. Davis #28 of the New York Mets makes a throw to first against the Houston Astros in a spring training game at Clover Park on March 16, 2021 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images)

Mets farm system could get a solid piece in exchange for J.D. Davis

Trading Davis this summer for prospects doesn’t make too much sense. This isn’t necessarily the point of the trade deadline. In the winter months, sure. It’s a logical step for any team. When you’re trying to make a run to the playoffs, it’s a little more unexpected.

We’ve seen the Mets front office get creative with some trades including the one made involving Steven Matz. After acquiring three prospects for him, they got involved in a three-team deal. One of those minor league arms was dealt to the Kansas City Royals. In return, the Mets got Khalil Lee—now one of their best outfield prospects.

What if the team pulls off something like this again?

I wouldn’t put it past the Mets to trade Davis then use some or all of the prospects they landed to find help elsewhere. While Davis wouldn’t net a superstar prospect, he’s certainly valuable enough to bring back something of value. If he’s playing well, a contender may even look at him as an upgrade over what they currently have.

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There are a variety of different options the Mets have with Davis as far as a trade goes. What does seem certain is that he’s not in the long-term plans. A trade this summer might not happen. However, if they do want to improve the ball club and not deplete the farm, moving on from him might be the direction to go.

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