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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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Aug 29, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets pitcher Tylor Megill (38) pitches in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

4) NY Mets trade candidate Tylor Megill

Any trade buzz about Tylor Megill has died down following his weak finish to the 2021 season. Not nearly as successful as he was earlier on in the season, the thought might be for the Mets to move on and try to capitalize on the good couple of weeks he had.

The Mets have two very basic directions to go with Megill. They can either package him in a trade or move him back to Triple-A to start the 2022 season. Either way, he probably shouldn’t be on the major league roster to start next season.

I do still have faith that Megill can be a productive member of a major league pitching staff. A downside, he is already 26 and wasn’t a top prospect coming into this season. Could it be that he was pitching way above his weight class to start the year and the best days are already in the past?

People will cite Megill’s age, salary, and years of control as reasons not to trade him. This could be precisely why the Mets do. If there’s no room in the rotation next year or even in the near future and the team doesn’t envision he could work as a reliever, Megill could become a trade chip in a bigger deal.

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