3 former Mets players who could get traded this summer and where they could land

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Former Met first baseman Dominic Smith will be in another city in August

When the Mets drafted Dominic Smith with the #11 overall pick in the 2011 draft, they hoped they'd found a first baseman with a chance to be the No. 3 hitter in their future lineup. Smith was projected to be an everyday player with above-average potential in hitting and power.

Smith struggled early in his Mets career with bat consistency and weight issues. His best years with the Mets were in 2019 and 2020, when he put in good offensive production, but from this point on he fell sharply until hitting below .200 in 2022.

This caused the Mets to give up waiting for a change, so they non-tendered Smith back in November 2022. From that moment on, Smith became a free agent, finally signing with the Washington Nationals to a one-year contract for just $2 million.

This season Smith has put up good numbers with the Nationals. This makes it an attractive trade candidate for its offensive production and cost.

The Texas Rangers sports a team that could benefit from a player like Dom Smith due to their need for DH and players who can play outfield. The Milwaukee Brewers is another team that could use Smith at first base by moving Rowdy Tellez to the DH position.

However, Dominic Smith will end up wearing the New York Yankees jersey. The Yankees are a team that could benefit from Smith's utility by playing occasional first base for Anthony Rizzo, in left field and being an inexpensive left-handed bat capable of hitting an impact in that ballpark. For that cost, Smith can be a good bench piece for a contending team.