The New York Mets showed their fans they’ll make the right baseball decisions to have the best roster possible. When they designated Robinson Cano for assignment, every underperformer on the roster should have taken notice.
Nobody’s job is safe this year in Flushing. The team will eat money if they have to in order to have the best roster possible.
By the time the All-Star Break rolls around, these three members of the Mets could already be gone.
NY Mets roster may need an improvement over Chasen Shreve
Chasen Shreve is not invincible. Although well-liked and in the same category for many as someone like Jerry Blevins, he is not untouchable when it comes to the DFA.
Shreve signed only a minor league contract with the Mets this offseason which means cutting him wouldn’t be a costly move whatsoever. He does have time to turn things around but a better left-handed reliever should be in the team’s future.
Throughout the offseason, one of the most obvious needs for the ball club was to add a high-leverage lefty reliever. The team waited until after the lockout to sign Shreve then made a trade with the New York Yankees for Joely Rodriguez. Rodriguez has always had the advantage over sticking with the Mets longer because of this. Also younger and with more control, he’s someone who would naturally get a slightly longer leash. He has figured things out and to the surprise of anyone who stopped watching the Mets after the first few weeks, might indeed be the better option from the left side out of the bullpen.
It’s not inconceivable for the Mets to carry three lefties and keep both Rodriguez and Shreve around. However, some struggles from Shreve could have the team looking to upgrade.