5) Luisangel Acuna, Drew Gilbert, and Mike Vasil debut before September
It's going to be a year for the Baby Mets to expand their playpen. Luisangel Acuna, Drew Gilbert, and Mike Vasil will all make their anticipated MLB debuts in 2024. It'll take place before September, too. Acuna will be the first sometime in June due to an injury. Already present on the 40-man roster, he’s a must to debut in the coming years. Vasil will be the second to arrive to the majors sometime closer to the trade deadline for a spot start. Finally, there’s Gilbert who is a post-trade deadline roster addition to the major league club. We see him take over in one of the corner outfield spots on a regular basis for the rest of the year.
6) The Mets are trade deadline sellers
Boo! For the second straight year the Mets are trade deadline sellers. There's predicting with your head and your heart. The heart says the Mets surprise us all. The head says there's no chance this ball club is good enough to buy at the trade deadline. With several impending free agents and more likely added to the roster before this offseason is over, it could be another year where they successfully added to the farm system in major ways. Will they find a taker for someone like Starling Marte when there is just a year and a half remaining on his deal?