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NY Mets: 5 key thoughts on a trade for All-Star Jose Ramirez

CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 25: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a two run homer during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on September 25, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - SEPTEMBER 25: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians rounds the bases after hitting a two run homer during the first inning against the Chicago White Sox at Progressive Field on September 25, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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CLEVELAND, OHIO – JULY 30: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians and Francisco Lindor #12 walk off the field after the end of the top of the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on July 30, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO – JULY 30: Jose Ramirez #11 of the Cleveland Indians and Francisco Lindor #12 walk off the field after the end of the top of the fifth inning against the Houston Astros at Progressive Field on July 30, 2019, in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

2) Ramirez and Lindor have proven chemistry

This is a key factor in a potential deal. The Mets are no strangers to stars struggling to adjust to NYC. Edwin Diaz looked completely lost in his first year with the team. Lindor also struggled to find his stride during his inaugural season.

We do, however, know that both Lindor and Ramirez are comfortable and confident playing alongside one another. The tandem found great success developing into All-Stars and leading Cleveland to a recent World Series berth.

Not only would a reunion ease the transition for Ramirez, but it could also prove beneficial for Lindor’s second year with the club. Perhaps, both players could capture their 2016 mojo and catapult the Mets into a long playoff run.

3) Ramirez would fix the Mets third base revolving door

The hot corner in New York has been the franchise’s most inconsistent position. JD Davis appeared to be the future solution after a breakout in 2019. Now, he seems much more suited for a bench role.

Jeff McNeil’s arm strength makes him much more suitable as a second baseman or corner outfielder. If he returns to the team as a long-term option. No one else who has manned the position recently is a serious contender anyway.

The Mets have been linked to veterans like Nolan Arenado, Kyle Seager, and others as they try to find their solution. Ramirez would give the franchise a star player to fix their hot corner struggles.

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