5 bold predictions for the Mets at the trade deadline

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2) The New York Mets will trade outfielder Mark Canha to the Cleveland Guardians.

The Guardians are desperate for any type of offense to infuse into their lineup. They rank in the bottom five in OPS, runs scored, and home runs (where they rank a distant last in the majors in). And the Mets have an expendable rental in Mark Canha, whose durability, reliability, and professionalism make him a valuable commodity for any team looking for a bat.

Among all the contenders in baseball this season, Cleveland is in most dire need of offense. Canha would improve the outfield as he could play the right handed designated hitter option to pair up with Josh Bell, or replace Will Brennan, who has an OPS+ under 100. At worst, he would instantly upgrade a bench that needs veteran leadership and power.

It would also pave the way for the Mets to have a spot for Ronny Mauricio to get some experience whenever he is ready for a callup assignment as the team is currently clogged up at the position. Mauricio and Tommy Pham could then be the left fielder and designated hitter going forward in either order, unless the Mets trade Pham, of course, and make Mauricio the every day left fielder.

The Mets trading Canha would be addition by subraction, and I think the Mets will do just that.