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

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1) The Mets should DFA Sean Reid-Foley

It’s as inevitable as Thanos. The DFA Fairy is coming for Sean Reid-Foley. Previously viewed as a potential multi-inning, high-leverage option for the Mets similar to Seth Lugo, those days feel like years ago when really they sprung up around last May when we were first introduced to SRF.

Reid-Foley is one of two long man options for the Mets this season. Alongside the more seasoned Trevor Williams, he seems like the much weaker choice to continue on with. He hasn’t pitched well for the Mets and doesn’t seem destined to either.

Where someone like Williams can bring experience (and he also costs more), Reid-Foley is only about potential. He hasn’t shown nearly enough. Designating him for assignment would come only weeks after the team had already done the same to Yennsy Diaz, one of the other pitchers the team acquired in the Steven Matz trade with the Toronto Blue Jays. While some pieces acquired in trades may get longer leashes, Reid-Foley’s time is ticking away quickly.

Someone could always get “injured” suddenly and the questions as to which two players won’t be on the roster are temporarily resolved. However, a return from the IL puts the club back to where they were: in a tight spot with some goodbye cards handy.

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