5 expendable Mets players the team can move before the trade deadline

The Mets can trade any of these five and upgrade with someone else.
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Blink and the MLB trade deadline will be here. You’ve probably already put in a PTO request at work so you can spend your entire day refreshing Twitter. Unlike last year when it was all about the New York Mets selling, the team has battled back to look more like buyers.

As buyers, they'll still be a team that could look to sell some parts from the 40-man roster. It’s not completely unusual for MLB players to get traded away in deals for teams looking to compete.

To make room for any additions the Mets may make, they’ll need to subtract from the roster. These five players, whether they’re traded away, sent to the minors, or designated for assignment, are all expendable for the Mets.

1) Sean Reid-Foley

There might not be anyone on the Mets roster who has overachieved more than Sean Reid-Foley. A candidate to get DFA’d before Opening Day, a convenient injury days before the final roster cuts allowed him to remain with the Mets organization. Since his IL return he has been unhittable. At times it was because he wasn't throwing strikes.

The Mets placed Reid-Foley on the IL which adds to a running theme of his time with the Mets. Amazingly, his 21.2 innings of work for them this year is the most he has ever had with this organization. Going back to when he first debuted with the Toronto Blue Jays in 2018, as a starting pitcher no less, the most he has logged is 33.1 from that first season.

SRF has been superb at times this year and his 1.66 ERA makes it tough to move on from him in any capacity with one exception: the Mets can get an equally as good of a reliever with minor league options or someone a bit more reliable.

Reid-Foley has masterfully allowed more unearned runs than earned ones this season with a total of 6 vs. 4. A 1.24 WHIP is made up mostly from the walk rate of 5.8 per 9. Not even arbitration eligible until next season for the first time, the Mets shouldn’t be afraid to shop him for, at the very least, someone they can count on to stay healthy.