3) The Mets should trade J.D. Davis or Dominic Smith
Do I expect it? Not at all. The value these two have isn’t any greater than it was in the offseason and preseason—if they were really much different this year. The Mets never were able to find a trade they liked enough to make it. And if they were to strike a deal, the only one they could make would be for minor league players. Otherwise, the Mets are right back to where they are at the moment with too many players for a roster about to get smaller.
This option only goes ahead of DFA’ing Jankowski if the deal is a good one and makes sense. A quality package of minor leaguers is what it would take and I just can’t imagine any team out there willing to give up much for either of these players.
The Mets have a target on their back. It was already the case in the offseason. It’s growing with how well they have played. Nobody will want to do them any favors. If they can put a roster crunch on the club, the other 29 teams will consider it a victory.
Even if there’s some sort of injury that occurs, unless it’s season-ending, it’s going to be impossible for this roster to have everyone we want. What about the one(s) we don’t?