5 Mets players who belong on on the trade block right now

Sep 13, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets catcher Omar Narvaez (2) and New York Mets
Sep 13, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets catcher Omar Narvaez (2) and New York Mets / Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
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4) Yohan Ramirez

The Mets have made several under-the-radar trades this offseason, one of which netted them Yohan Ramirez for cash considerations. While Ramirez represented some much-needed bullpen depth, the fact that he's out of minor league options makes the deal a bit of a curious one. With the Mets adding several relievers since making this trade, the chances of Ramirez making the Opening Day roster are slim.

While it's hard to see this right-hander having much of a future in Queens, it's easy to see why the Mets gambled on acquiring him. He's made 102 appearances in his MLB career and has posted a 3.99 ERA while striking out more than a batter per inning pitched. While there's some upside, his flaws are also abundantly clear, as Ramirez has issued 5.0 BB/9 in his career.

The Mets can and likely will at some point DFA this right-hander and hope he clears waivers, but considering the fact that he's had MLB success, is under 30, and has a live arm, even with his lack of options it's very possible that he gets claimed. Making the trade only to lose him for nothing without seeing him pitch wouldn't be ideal, so it's possible that the Mets look to flip him again possibly for cash considerations.

Ramirez would be an extremely useful depth option if he could be optioned to the minors. His inability to be optioned makes his path to a roster spot reliant on some injuries occurring in the bullpen. Getting something for him rather than bank on the unlikelihood of him cracking the Opening Day roster would be wise.