2) Omar Narvaez could replace Francisco Alvarez on the NY Mets roster
What a stinker of a move this could be. Get rid of one of your more productive hitters for a veteran? Pish posh.
The Mets do have the luxury of being able to send Francisco Alvarez to the minors and not risk losing any of their players by doing this. That’s the lone reason why they possibly would even consider it. This would be the type of move to make if they’re reluctant to carry three catchers and desperately want to keep Nido for a little while longer.
Justifying the demotion of Alvarez is impossible at this point. He has done everything right in the big leagues. Ringing endorsements from Max Scherzer and other Mets pitchers should give us enough assurance that if there’s one player Narvaez won’t be replacing, it’s Alvarez.
So, if Narvaez isn’t replacing Nido or Alvarez it means they’re going to carry three catchers. This is quite a predicament for any ball club. You need a roster around those three catchers capable of having more than one skill available. Defensive versatility is a must.
With that in mind, two current Mets could be casualties to make room for Narvaez. The debate is very similar to the one between Nido and Alvarez. Let’s start with the one you’d be angrier about.