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It’s early, but the New York Mets should already put these players on the trade block.
The New York Mets are off to a rip-roaring good start this season. At 14-5, New York has the best record in all of baseball and are five games clear of their closest competition in the division. So why in the world should the front office mess with success?
As we all know, it’s a long season. If the Mets want to be part of the Fall Classic, there are still some holes remaining in that roster. If swinging a trade at this point in the season adds an extra arm to the bullpen or another starter to the rotation, New York’s front office should pull the trigger.
There are a handful of players who play a redundant role on this year’s team and there might be a couple of prospects down on the farm who could bring back some valuable pieces as well. Which five New York Mets players should already be on the trade block?
New York Mets rumors: David Peterson, left-handed pitcher
David Peterson, a former first-round pick, should already be on the trade block. The left-hander was taken with the 20th-overall selection in the 2017 MLB Draft, but his inability to throw strikes limits Peterson’s value on this year’s team.
The starting rotation is also a position of strength for this Mets team. Once Jacob deGrom and Taijuan Walker return from the IL, New York will go six deep in their rotation.
Being a former first-round pick will still net the Mets a solid return in a trade. The southpaw has three-pitch mix with a fringy curveball as well and Peterson can keep the ball on the ground.
The left-hander also has minor league options remaining, something that would undoubtedly be sought after by several teams looking to rebuild this season. While David Peterson’s value is not great, it could still see the Mets land a solid return.