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NY Mets top trade candidates at the start of the offseason

PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 10: A detailed view of the Franklin batting gloves worn by Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets prior to a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 10, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
PORT ST. LUCIE, FL - MARCH 10: A detailed view of the Franklin batting gloves worn by Yoenis Cespedes #52 of the New York Mets prior to a spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Tradition Field on March 10, 2016 in Port St. Lucie, Florida. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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Jun 19, 2021; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Robert Gsellman (44) throws to the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

6) NY Mets trade candidate Robert Gsellman

The value isn’t quite there for Robert Gsellman compared to some other people on this list. A swingman who can start (poorly) and pitching in relief (inconsistently), he can serve a purpose on the 2022 team in what will be his final year before hitting free agency.

However, shopping him around could also benefit the Mets if they’re interested in moving on or possibly adding a little something else to the organization. Gsellman is good enough to at least give the Mets some Triple-A depth at a position of need.

Arguing against my own argument, what depth is more important for the Mets than pitching? Because he can go multiple innings, Gsellman is an emergency starter they could turn to even if he’s primarily used out of the bullpen.

I think a lot of Gsellman’s future could rely on whether or not they decide to keep Trevor Williams. He has been used more often as a starter in his major league career. It’s possible both remain with the organization. After this year, we know how important it is to hold onto any level of quality pitching possible.

Gsellman probably won’t remain with the Mets past his free agency arrival. Trading him now, even for a prospect, could make some sense for New York.

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