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NY Mets starting lineup gets a major boost with Trey Mancini

Trey Mancini is a wonderful MLB story. As a cancer survivor, he’s already someone it’s easy to root for. Beyond his personal life, Mancini would be a fine addition to the Mets starting lineup in a DH-exclusive role.

Like Martinez, Mancini is set to hit the open market over the winter pending the mutual option and buyout his contract contains He has been a good power hitter for the Baltimore Orioles with 35 home runs in 2019 marking his personal best. Last year, after returning from missing the 2020 season, Mancini hit 21 more.

His power numbers a little down through the early start of this year but Mancini has made up for it with a good batting average and OBP numbers. Perhaps the new wall at Camden Yards has stolen a few dingers from this right-handed slugger.

The Orioles are at a place where they would be wise to move on from players and see if maybe they could further add to the farm system. Mancini is a little tough to trade because of what he has meant for them in recent years. However, at the right price, they probably would even with an idea to re-sign him over the winter if the Mets didn’t bring him back—something they probably only would if Mancini mashes.

Mancini still plays first base regularly enough to not call him a true DH. On the Mets, however, he would probably get to know his glove a lot less. Also able to play corner outfield spots, we’d have to expect those outings to only take place when no one else is available.

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