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NY Mets: 6 All-Stars we could see traded to Queens this month

May 13, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Logos for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game are on display during the fourth inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
May 13, 2021; Denver, Colorado, USA; Logos for the 2021 MLB All-Star Game are on display during the fourth inning of the game between the Colorado Rockies and the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 19, 2021; Phoenix, Arizona, USA; Arizona Diamondbacks third baseman Eduardo Escobar (5) throws to first base against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the fifth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

NY Mets All-Star trade candidate Eduardo Escobar

Do I think the Mets will actually land Eduardo Escobar? I do not. Certainly not the best option out there, Escobar does bring a few valuable tools to whatever team he does ultimately end up getting traded to.

Escobar represents the Arizona Diamondbacks at this year’s All-Star Game as a third baseman. Able to play other infield spots as well, he’s a power-hitting option the Mets could think about bringing in to primarily play third base but also take over at other spots.

The great debate here would be whether or not he’s an upgrade over Davis. He might not be which would relegate him to part-time duties. It’s not outrageous to think the Mets could acquire a player of Escobar’s caliber and play him less than he has become accustomed to. Sometimes at the trade deadline, the best acquisitions aren’t always direct fits.

It’s only fair to include Escobar on this list because of how eager the Mets seem to add a third baseman. You also have to appreciate his power. If the price was cheap (which I suspect it will not be) I would definitely want to acquire him for the ball club in Queens.

Likely headed elsewhere, Escobar is a “fit” for your blue and orange that will never be.

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