3 Mets players that survived the trade deadline but won’t be back in 2023

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3) NY Mets will finally trade Dominic Smith this winter

Who else forgot Dominic Smith was with the Mets? Now with the Syracuse brand of the organization down in Triple-A, his time calling Flushing his baseball home are over with.

Smith had plenty of chances to prove himself in 2021 and again in 2022 but failed. There isn’t anyone more obvious that they need to trade. Unfortunately, his value is at an all-time low.

The best time to trade Smith would have been after the 2020 campaign. Smith was arguably the best hitter on the team in the shortened campaign. Things were looking up for the former highly-touted Mets prospect. Now, all arrows are pointing downward.

Finding a reasonable trade involving Smith might be tougher than ever. The Mets shouldn’t expect to get much value at all for a first baseman with little power. Add in that he has struggled in the big leagues and they have themselves a guy they can at best throw into a bigger trade or move for a Double-A prospect a team doesn’t want to lose for nothing.

It’s pretty amazing that Smith has stayed with the Mets organization this long yet also understandable. Teams aren’t all that interested in him any longer. Finding a taker will be harder than ever. Someone, for almost no return, will be willing.

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