3 players Ronny Mauricio could replace on the Mets roster

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After a brutal and sometimes, a hard to watch stretch for the New York Mets going 4-9 against some of the worst teams in baseball, they now find themselves on a five game winning streak entering their series against the Chicago Cubs. They have been getting much better starting pitching performances, timely hitting from their lineup, big home runs and solid bullpen performances as well.

But ever since the Mets have been on this streak, some of their success has been credited to what many call them, "The Baby Mets." Brett Baty, Francisco Alavarez and Mark Vientos to be exact. They have been significant factors in the Mets recent hot streak as they have been playing well at high levels providing key hits and hitting home runs that have helped the team climb out of fourth place in the NL East and back up to second behind the Atlanta Braves.

But there is still one more " Baby Met" that Met fans are waiting for the team the call-up. Yes, that would be infielder, Ronny Mauricio. Mauricio had a great spring training filling in for Francisco Lindor at shortstop and for Jeff McNeil at second base while they were at the World Baseball Classic and it has translated to the start of his minor league season. Now, many Met fans want to see him get the call-up as soon as possible so all of the "Baby Mets" can be together. But it will have to come at a price as the team must get rid of a player currently on the roster. So who can we see Ronny Mauricio replace on the ball club?

1) Mets Outfielder Tommy Pham could be replaced by Ronny Mauricio

If any Met should be gone first, it should be outfielder Tommy Pham and as soon as possible. I don't see Pham at all lasting on this team for the rest of the season the way he has been playing. Pham is a veteran of the game and has shown at some points during this season that he can still hit, flash the leather and has some speed which of course every team needs. But Pham has no place to be on this Mets roster right now and should be let go sooner rather than later.

On the season, Pham is only hitting .208 with just three home runs and 11 runs batted in. And when he's been given the opportunity to bat high in the Mets lineup, he has not produced offensively. Plus, he is 35 years old and age has certainly caught up to him. Pham needs to go and time with the Mets may be running out.

This is not a knock on Tommy Pham as a player. He's had a very nice and actually underrated playing career, but he just does not fit on this team. Tommy Pham should be the first player to be moved if the team wishes to call-up Mauricio.