3 Mets DFA candidates who might not pass through waivers, 2 who most likely would

Not all of these five Mets will make the team. Who might pass through waivers and who probably won't?

Aug 8, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Phil Bickford (50) delivers
Aug 8, 2023; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Phil Bickford (50) delivers / Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
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Sean Reid-Foley could pass through waivers

Sean Reid-Foley hasn’t shown nearly enough at the major league level to justify an Opening Day roster spot anywhere. His lifetime 4.58 ERA in 110 innings of work is only one problem teams would have to consider when adding him on a waiver claim.

An average of 5.7 walks per 9 shows a lack of control. Used at times in 2021 as a multi-inning option for the Mets, the small number of innings he has tossed since have had him entering the game on a more inning-by-inning basis. Three outs is all they’ve been asking him for since recovering from Tommy John Surgery.

Reid-Foley doesn’t have minor league options remaining which puts him on the list of DFA candidates. It’s implausible for him to make the Mets Opening Day roster outside of one or maybe even two injuries. Because he did re-sign with the Mets in December of 2022 after being released, there is precedent for him to willingly accept a minor league assignment if he was DFA’d. First he’d have to pass through waivers. The chances are good that he would go unclaimed, but not impossible someone could sneak in and take him away.