5 bold predictions for the Mets at the trade deadline

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4) The New York Mets will NOT trade either Daniel Vogelbach or Tommy Pham.

The Mets have done everything they can to try and turn Daniel Vogelbach into a media darling. He's been in the lineup, probably far too often for his .206 batting average and OPS+ under 100, but given that the Mets traded a solid reliever in Colin Holderman, Billy Eppler is probably gonna try everything he can to justify the trade, even though it has, for the most part, not worked out for New York.

A lot of people believe Tommy Pham is a hot commodity on the trade market, and they would be correct. As for Pham's days in New York, however, my gut tells me the Mets keep him. The Baseball Savant ratings for him are off the charts and he would make for an enjoyable watch for Mets fans down the stretch when he makes contact.

Plus, the Mets were weakest in hard contact last year, and Pham has hit the ball harder than most of the league this year, and it may be a strength exposed for a potential reunion next year.

Given Eppler's penchant for adding offense (as he did during his Angels years), Pham will stay in New York. If the Mets do trade Pham, who knows if he will be available next year in free agency as the control would be out of the Mets' hands.

I think the Mets will overplay their hand on Pham, failing to get the return back they're looking for. The Mets will argue the hard-hit rate and the power, but other rival execs may argue strikeout rate may hinder him in the playoffs. He has been a streaky hitter throughout his career