3 Orioles trade candidates Billy Eppler should keep an eye on this year

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2) NY Mets Trade Target: Cedric Mullins

Another interesting outfielder that could be on the market later this summer is Orioles centerfielder Cedric Mullins. Mullins has been no stranger to trade rumors in the past and he very well may be in another team's uniform after this year's trade deadline.

The 28-year-old Mullins is currently one of the most exciting players in baseball and has an interesting blend of power and speed as evidenced by his 30-30 season back in 2021. While his power numbers dipped last season, he still had a solid overall year for the Orioles, as his final line was .258/.318/.721 with 16 home runs, 64 RBIs, and 34 stolen bases over 156 games.

Similar to Santander, the Mets would have to give up some significant young talent to acquire Mullins as he is not scheduled to be a free agent until 2026. If the Mets were to acquire Mullins, it would push Brandon Nimmo to a corner outfield spot which is where many have said he'll profile better in the later stages of his career.

if Mullins is made available by the Orioles later this summer I would imagine the Mets would inquire about what it would take to make a deal, as Mullins would be far from a rental and he would factor into the Mets' outfield plans for the next 3.5 seasons.