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NY Mets: Breaking down MLB Trade Rumors’ free agent predictions

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02: Jonathan Villar #1 of the New York Mets is congratulated by Marcus Stroman #0 after hitting a home run against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a game at Citi Field on September 2, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 02: Jonathan Villar #1 of the New York Mets is congratulated by Marcus Stroman #0 after hitting a home run against the Miami Marlins in the first inning of a game at Citi Field on September 2, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
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Oct 1, 2021; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; New York Mets shortstop Javier Baez (23) reacts after a strikeout against the Atlanta Braves in the fourth inning at Truist Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

Members of the 2021 Mets unanimously predicted to sign elsewhere: 3

Finally, there’s one other category to discuss. Out of the top 50 free agents, these three are exiting Queens with a unanimous prediction that none will be back with the Mets in 2022.

Javier Baez, Marcus Stroman, and Michael Conforto received 0 out of 3 votes to stay in blue and orange. Out of the three, Baez actually feels the most likely to return. This is odd considering his relationship with the fans and how short his stint in Flushing actually was. However, with Stroman already talking about other organizations and Conforto wasting no time to turn down the QO, I understand why everyone thinks they’re on the way out.

For what it’s worth, this is how the three were predicted:

Baez had two votes for the Texas Rangers and one for the Detroit Tigers. Rising Apple’s Will Wetzel has the same belief that Baez could end up with possibly done-rebuilding Tigers.

Stroman got nods for the Los Angeles Angels, Minnesota Twins, and Los Angeles Dodgers. One of these things is not like the other. If Stroman ends up with the Twins, I don’t think anyone should ever be able to predict another transaction in the sport ever again.

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Conforto also has three teams. They include the Atlanta Braves, Chicago White Sox, and Milwaukee Brewers. Going to the Braves would be difficult for Mets fans. I’m curious to see what he could do in Milwaukee, though. The team has had several outfielders underperform in recent years. Could he help ignite an offense in need of help?

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