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Mar 24, 2022; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets left fielder J.D. Davis (28) watches from
Mar 24, 2022; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets left fielder J.D. Davis (28) watches from / Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports
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Mar 22, 2022; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets left fielder Dominic Smith (2) singles in / Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Dominic Smith plays his way into more at-bats and is traded after the 2023 season

This season is a promising one for Dominic Smith. He has a chance to win back our trust and get more playing time than last year’s final weeks. The spirits tell me he will see action at first base, in left field, and at DH. He hits well with minimal power but a good batting average. Every so often you get angry when you see he’s missing from the lineup and Robinson Cano is starting instead.

Smith will remain in that role for the next two seasons bouncing between those three spots. After the 2023 season, the Mets trade him.

Smith hits free agency following the 2024 campaign and rather than have a first baseman rotating through the lineup they seek to add to the roster in another way. Do they deal him for prospects? Is it a true outfielder or maybe an arm?

The voices tell me a lot of things and all of them seem to be possibilities. All realities are possible. Because I’m receiving this information secondhand from Miss Cleo, I cannot divulge much more without paying some fraudulent fees. What’s important is that you know Smith will spend two more seasons with the Mets playing well before he ends up with another team.

And after he does get traded, he hits free agency. Mets fans predict he comes back. He doesn’t but we spend two months putting together different scenarios on how they can make it work.

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