The New York Mets’ season has fallen off the rails, and it appears they will be sellers approaching the trade deadline. Who will be gone come July 31st?
Citing that 2019 has not gone according to plan for the New York Mets would be an understatement. Rookie general manager Brodie Van Wagenen conducted a bold offseason consisting of a plethora of moves that established his ‘win-now’ mantra — only for it to backfire spectacularly. The majority of BVW’s winter endeavors have not panned out, to say the least, thus the Mets sit a country mile out of contention entering the second-half with a 40-50 record.
Although a sliver of hope remains that the Mets can turn it around and fight for a playoff spot — “I feel like we can make a run at this thing” is what manager Mickey Callaway stated just this past Sunday — it’s hard to believe they won’t be sellers by the July 31 trade deadline. Only the Miami Marlins have a worse record than them in the entire National League, after all.
While the Mets’ offseason additions grabbed headlines, the club’s midseason subtractions will also be fascinating. Few players performed well in the first half, and the ones who did stand out — Jacob DeGrom, Pete Alonso, and Jeff McNeil — represent the nucleus of this team’s future. The Mets will look to squeeze as much value out of their trade chips as they can, which may not be an easy task given the underperformance of several potential departees.
There stand to be a myriad of New York Mets who could find themselves on a one-way trip out of Queens within the next few weeks. Continue reading to find out which players are most likely to be moved from the trade block.*
*Statistics current as of July 12, 2019