3 Mets trade deadline predictions one month before the clock strikes 6pm

One month to go. What will the Mets do at the trade deadline?
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3) The Mets will add a left-handed hitting infielder with minor league options

The only thing the Mets could really use on the offense is a left-handed hitting infielder. They should’ve had one with Jeff McNeil but his performance has left us all feeling…what’s the word…disgusted?

DJ Stewart and Ben Gamel are the two lefties they have available off the bench. Neither plays the infield. Instead, the Mets are relying on Jose Iglesias as the backup shortstop, third baseman, and occasional starter at second base in place of McNeil.

Recalling Brett Baty seems underwhelming. The best move the Mets can probably do is add a super utility player who can hit from the left side. Ideally, make it a switch hitter.

Those types of trades tend to fly way under the radar yet they feel all too common at the trade deadline. We should expect this to be a player with minor league options available as an alternative to Stewart and even Gamel if he isn’t cutting it at the big league level. 

Brandon Nimmo is the only trustworthy left-handed hitter the Mets have right now with Francisco Lindor as the next closest thing swinging from both sides. For a fuller roster, a small trade deadline deal for some added depth is something to expect. One name to keep an eye on is Nicky Lopez of the Chicago White Sox. All three minor league options left plus a king of the sacrifice bunt, the Mets can stash him in Syracuse until he’s actually needed.

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