5 Mets players not named Pete Alonso who should suddenly be on the trade block this offseason

The way the Mets behaved at this year's trade deadline should have them shopping these 5 players in the offseason.
Aug 1, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) delivers
Aug 1, 2023; Kansas City, Missouri, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jose Quintana (62) delivers / Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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2) NY Mets trade block needs to have Brooks Raley on it

The Mets should’ve kept Brooks Raley at the trade deadline for anything short of a sweetheart deal. That’s how many of us were feeling until Scherzer cracked open the can of private conversation and lowered the number of season ticket sales for the Mets next season. If you don’t intend to contend in 2024, Raley makes little sense. The wisest thing to do is to pick up the team option and shop him in the offseason.

The Mets aren’t completely out of luck if they are unable to find the deal they want for Raley. As long as things go well and he isn’t a total bust in the regular season, they should have takers for him at the trade deadline. We all understand with relievers how many unknowns there are. A guy can suddenly become an All-Star for a few seasons from out of nowhere. Not long after, he’s back to mopping up games in Triple-A.

Raley increased his trade value tremendously this year and the only way for him to blow it is to have a complete collapse in the final weeks of the season. We’d all enjoy having him in the bullpen again next season. However, the Mets need to have him on the trade block if it’s not an “all in” campaign.

Prediction: The Mets keep Raley despite some offseason trade rumors. He ends up traded at the deadline for even more prospects.