3 Mets roster Hail Marys for a final attempt to salvage the season

Mar 15, 2023; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Ronny Mauricio (60) prior to a
Mar 15, 2023; Port St. Lucie, Florida, USA; New York Mets shortstop Ronny Mauricio (60) prior to a / Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports
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Are the New York Mets done? Don’t make me answer that honestly.

Football training camps are underway and many of us aren’t quite ready to concede the baseball season. We were hoping August and September games would count enough where it’d lead to some October action.

In honor of football coming back, let’s look at three Mets roster Hail Marys to make over the next week in a final attempt to salvage the season. Each is a bit bolder than the previous.

1) NY Mets roster Hail Mary: Promote Ronny Mauricio and start him at second base

We know Ronny Mauricio isn’t Beetlejuice because we’ve all said his name at least three times and he hasn’t appeared. The Mets were much less hesitant to promote Francisco Alvarez, Brett Baty, and Mark Vientos this year in comparison to how long they’ve held back Mauricio. We get it but also, did they learn nothing from last year?

Calling up Mauricio now would be a Hail Mary. It’s a move to make before the trade deadline, too. Send the kid into the manager’s office and let him know he’s going to end July with the big league club.

Mauricio becomes a starting second baseman on the Mets—defensive warts and all. The injury to Starling Marte makes Jeff McNeil an option in right field where he has already made several appearances this season.

The Mets need to get busy winning or get busy dying. They’re going nowhere without some extreme changes. The promotion Mauricio seems like the easiest and most obvious Hail Mary to throw and hope it lands in the receiver’s hands. They had the opportunity to do it this weekend following the Luis Guillorme injury. Instead, they chose Danny Mendick.