Ranking the 5 options the Mets have when rosters go from 28 to 26

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2) The Mets should release Robinson Cano but that won’t happen

Imagine the frenzy if the Mets do the smart and best move and release Robinson Cano. Steve Cohen might get a statue immediately funded by the fans.

Because Cano was able to make it onto the Opening Day roster and the organization has shown no signs of releasing him, it’s hard to imagine. Regardless of how poorly he performs or how ill-fitting he is either at second base or DH, the end of Cano will not come to fruition until his contract runs out or he voluntarily retires.

Cano has not been able to piece together much success this season even with Buck Showalter continually writing his name on the lineup cards. It hasn’t killed the team yet. It may, however, have led to slow starts from Davis and Smith—the two best candidates on the club to replace him regularly at the DH spot.

Many Mets fans would rank this a number one priority. If that’s you, I get it. He has been frustrating from the start. And to then learn his success in 2020 may have been tainted due to PED use, there’s a lack of trust in his character.

Above Cano, there is one better roster move to make. It’s also probably going to happen.