3 Mets players who need to be demoted or DFA'd immediately

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The New York Mets find themselves in a bad situation. During the last weeks, the team has been playing below the expected level, losing series against the Washington Nationals, Detroit Tigers, and Colorado Rockies. Now the team finds its record below .500 and is seven games behind the Atlanta Braves for the division lead.

This depressing situation of a team with an inconsistent offense and pitching needs to make radical changes to its roster to start an improvement process before it's too late. In this sense, some decisions must be made urgently regarding three players who are occupying a space on the roster and are not offering the necessary results.

1) The Mets must demote Luis Guillorme as soon as today

Luis Guillorme is a player with some value on the team thanks to his defense in the Mets' infield. However, in offensive terms, his level is well below what he has shown in previous years.

Guillorme is batting at his lowest average since 2018 and with an increasingly deteriorating batting profile. His tendency to strike out has increased significantly, with his K% growing by almost 10 points over 2022.

In a new era in baseball where putting the ball in play guarantees a higher chance of getting on base and producing, thanks to the banned defensive shift, this increase in strikeouts only makes his situation worse. Likewise, when he puts the ball in play, he is doing it with a greater tendency to hit balls on the ground.

For as much value as can be placed on their defense and infield versatility, the Mets' sluggish offense needs productive hitters, and Guillorme isn't one of them. Luckily for the team, he has one remaining minor league option which gives the team flexibility.

The Mets can drop Guillorme and give another hitter in the minors a chance to produce for the team. Needless to say, there are two certain prospects, in the name of Mark Vientos and Ronny Mauricio, who are more than ready to contribute to the big team.