3 Mets players we’ll be glad are gone, 2 we’ll wish they brought back

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We’ll be glad Trevor Gott is gone

No tears were shed when the Mets non-tendered Trevor Gott at the end of the year. A pitcher who came to the team in a complicated trade centered on the Mets eating Chris Flexen’s salary, Gott managed to show some signs of life as the season progressed. He finished with a 4.34 ERA in 29 innings for the Mets. It wasn’t enough for Stearns to justify keeping him around.

Gott’s year began with the Seattle Mariners where he was very good in the first month, elite in the second, and by the time June rolled around he was getting pummeled. It continued into July before August arrived when he was more of himself—a pitcher with an ERA of 4.91.

As some of his teammates did, Gott succeeded in the final month of 2023. He pitched to a 1.74 ERA in those final 10.1 innings. It might’ve had the Mets thinking twice about non-tendering him. Stearns didn’t buy in. Knowing there were better options available, he became a casualty at the non-tender deadline.

Gott will try his luck with the Oakland Athletics this season. Following the path of Trevor May, he should get every opportunity possible to rebuild whatever value he once had.