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3 biggest roster questions to answer before Opening Day

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The New York Mets roster right now is a pretty good one. Stop me if you’ve heard that before. It seems to be a theme most years.

But really, they did a lot to improve themselves! They got Max Scherzer for the rotation, Starling Marte for center field, and added the veteran bats of Eduardo Escobar and Mark Canha to the lineup.

There’s work left to do and questions to answer before the first pitch of the 2022 season is thrown. These are three of the biggest.

Who will the NY Mets trade before Opening Day?

An ongoing question no one has the answer to: who will the Mets trade before Opening Day?

There is no shortage of candidates on the roster with three position players currently ahead of everyone else.

J.D. Davis and Dominic Smith have been top trade targets on the Mets for more than just this offseason. For a variety of reasons, they have been joined by Jeff McNeil as yet another potential trade chip on the roster.

The Mets won’t be forced into trading any of these players. Hypothetically, they could open the year with all three still on the roster. This wouldn’t be such a bad plan. None are getting paid a lot, each can play multiple positions, and all have had success in the past.

Beyond those three, I would guess pitchers Tylor Megill and David Peterson are on the block. Each has had some good days but also some bad along the way as well. If the Mets are serious about winning in 2022, both of them should be viewed as nothing more than depth pieces they can turn to in case of emergency.

Someone on the Mets will get traded before Opening Day. The question we can’t answer just yet is who it will be.

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