5 way too early Mets trade deadline predictions

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5) NY Mets trade deadline prediction: The end for recognizable players who have been here all year

There will be more than a few players who have been with the Mets for most of the year who will see their time with the organization come to an end by the end of the trade deadline. A few names have already been mentioned. Joely Rodriguez and Chasen Shreve are certainly on the bubble. Even someone like folk hero Tommy Hunter may not find himself digging his heels in with a roster spot by the trade deadline’s conclusion.

J.D. Davis might be the only position player receiving regular playing time who could get sent down. The Mets wouldn’t be wise to trade him. Even if he isn’t playing particularly well, his bat is solid enough for the bench.

Making hard baseball decisions is important for this year’s Mets team. In the past, they’ve made the mistake of forcing players into the lineup for far too long. One of the ways this team feels different is their willingness to make those changes for the betterment of the team.

If there’s one way the Mets could shock us, it’s by adding another third base option over struggling Eduardo Escobar. Their trade resources might not be best spent making such a move but maybe there is a left-handed hitting third baseman that could also share the DH duties.

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