2) Luis Gullorme is playing his way out of the NY Mets 2024 plans
Luis Guillorme is what he is at this point. He'll never be a starting-caliber MLB player as much as Buck Showalter wants him to be because his bat is not good enough. He had a .691 OPS in what was deemed as a good offensive year for him.
Guillorme is in the majors because of his glove. He can play second base, third base, and shortstop at a high level, and that doesn't just grow on trees. Last season an argument could've been made for him to have won the Gold Glove for utility players with how awesome he was defensively. This season has been a completely different story.
Guillorme has been been worth -2 DRS and -5 OAA this season. Simply put, he's gone from a great defender to a bad one. The sample is rather small as he only has 50 MLB appearances this season, but if he can't defend, what can he do?
The 28-year-old has slashed .238/.304/.347 with one home run and nine RBI in 101 at-bats this season. He has just five home runs in his MLB career to go along with his career .683 OPS and 94 OPS+. He makes contact, but doesn't hit the ball hard or far enough to make any real impact on that side of the ball.
In addition to his poor bat, Guillorme ranks in the tenth percentile in sprint speed according to baseball savant. This takes him out of any pinch-running role. So to sum up, Guillorme is a subpar hitter, a poor runner, and this season, a bad defender. There's not much else to discuss.
Guillorme might hang around in Syracuse as a depth piece, but there's no way the Mets can realistically plan for 2024 with Guillorme as part of their MLB roster.