6) Anthony Kay does not deserve a role on the 2024 NY Mets
Anthony Kay was once a Mets first round draft pick who was later traded to the Blue Jays in the Marcus Stroman deal before he could appear in a game with the club. Kay found his way back to New York when the Cubs DFA'd him earlier this month and the Mets claimed him off waivers. This was a cool opportunity for Kay to finally appear in a game for the Mets.
He's allowed one run (so far) in three innings of work as that number can change if the Mets do complete their game with Miami. Cool story to see him back, but he had a 6.35 ERA in 13 appearances with Chicago this season and has a 5.51 career ERA in 44 appearances. He's another reliever who should never see the field for a competitive Mets team.
7) Danny Mendick does not deserve a role on the 2024 NY Mets
The Mets gave Danny Mendick a look this season after he had shown some promise in the 2022 season with the White Sox. That season was cut short after Mendick had appeared in just 31 games with Chicago after he tore his ACL. This was a worthwhile gamble to see if the Mets could get anything out of Mendick, but he struggled when given opportunities to play.
In 32 games with New York Mendick had a .513 OPS in 63 at-bats. That is simply not good enough. His .793 OPS for AAA Syracuse brings a bit of hope that Mendick could be better next season, but the Mets don't need to be the team taking the risk. Acquiring better depth should be something David Stearns takes seriously, and Danny Mendick can be upgraded rather easily.