3 under the radar Mets trade candidates who could get moved today

Will these depth pieces get traded by the Mets today?
Jun 25, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Dominic Leone (50)
Jun 25, 2023; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Dominic Leone (50) / Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
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New York Mets rumors today will be headlined by Justin Verlander. A few other obvious trade pieces, such as Tommy Pham and Carlos Carrasco, will make appearances as well.

We’re only 12 (less by the time you read this) hours away from the trade deadline being over with. Billy Eppler’s phone will be ringing constantly. The Mets are open for business and willing to get a little creative with their moves.

Much further down the depth chart than Verlander are these three under the radar trade chips the Mets could move on from before 6pm EST strikes. What makes them so appealing?

1) NY Mets rumors: Dominic Leone is a cheap MLB reliever teams should consider

Teams who miss out on adding bigger names to their bullpen can look at Dominic Leone as an innings eater to get them through some blowouts and occasionally string together some scoreless innings. Now 1-3 with a 4.40 ERA in 30.2 innings for the Mets, he’s a pending free agent who makes sense to trade away for anything. The market will be large yet not so powerful. He is what he is and that’s a very average pitcher on his best day.

Leone spent the first few weeks of the season in Triple-A for the Texas Rangers pitching to a 1.59 ERA in 8 appearances. Clearly a guy whose best days are behind him, the Mets took a chance and the results have been very “meh.”

In the final hours before the trade deadline, Leone is someone to pay attention to. He’ll come cheap. He’ll have upside. His 2.71 ERA from 2021-2022 with the San Francisco Giants should be convincing enough to swing a deal for this under the radar Mets trade piece.