9 Mets players on the 40-man roster who don't deserve a role in 2024

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4) Jeff Brigham does not deserve a role on the 2024 NY Mets

Jeff Brigham was one player the Mets were excited about acquiring as an optionable reliever who'd seemingly provide quality depth when needed. This did not end up being the case in the slightest.

Brigham wound up making 37 appearances for the Mets, posting a 5.26 ERA in 37.2 innings of work. He pitched well at the start of the season but in June, like the rest of the Mets, faltered. He's another replaceable depth arm that the Mets can look to replace.

5) Jonathan Arauz does not deserve a role on the 2024 NY Mets

Jonathan Arauz was one of several players who were promoted when the Mets completed their firesale at the trade deadline. Arauz had appeared in 68 MLB games in three seasons before his time with the Mets and never showed much, but instead of promoting prospects, the Mets decided to just use Arauz as a temporary placeholder.

The switch-hitting infielder started most of New York's games in August but lost all of his playing time after the Mets decided to call up Ronny Mauricio and bring Brett Baty back. Overall, he slashed .136/.203/.288 with three home runs and nine RBI in 59 at-bats. If the Mets plan on being competitive next season, they can't have Arauz in any sort of backup role.