5 more former Mets players who will be traded by August 1

Amed Rosario and Noah Syndergaard were traded for each other, and they won't be the only New York Mets players traded by August 1
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The Los Angeles Dodgers and Cleveland Guardians pulled off a trade which New York Mets fans can laugh at. Amed Rosario is a Dodger while Noah Syndergaard will make his way to Cleveland. Our minds would've been blown if this went down in 2018 or 2019.

Rosario and Syndergaard were traded, and it feels almost certain that these won't be the only former Mets who will find a new home. Here're five players who used to play for the Mets at some point in time who could be traded by the August 1 trade deadline.

1) Former NY Mets pitcher Marcus Stroman can be traded by August 1

The best player by far on this list is Marcus Stroman. The Mets acquired Stroman at the 2019 trade deadline in the kind of trade you might see the Mets make at this season's deadline. They acquired Stroman while the team was on the outside looking in when it came to postseason contention because he was under team control for more than one season. They had slim odds to make the playoffs that season, but had the ability to hold onto Stroman for more than two months when the Mets were sure to try and compete.

Stroman pitched pretty well for the Mets in 2019, opted out of the shortened 2020 season, and was outstanding in 2021. He was rewarded for his great season by receiving a three-year deal to join the Cubs. He got $71 million total. $25 million in each of the first two seasons, and a $21 million player option for the 2024 season. Based on how Stroman has performed this season, the chances of him opting into that option feel slim.

The right-hander has a 3.51 ERA in 22 starts and 125.2 innings pitched. He's been his usual solid self, and has been one of the few bright spots for the 51-51 Cubs. Chicago is 5.5 games back in the NL Central and they're four games back of the third Wild Card spot. It's possible they retain Stroman and try to compete, but their playoff odds aren't great, and trading Stroman for a haul feels like the best course of action for that franchise.

The Mets will not ever consider Stroman again as that bridge has been burned, but he can help a contender out there if he is moved.