Mets Rumors: 3 Players Not Expected Back Next Season

After blowing their large NL East lead, the New York Mets were eliminated in the Wild Card round against the San Diego Padres in the playoffs. Truly backbreaking for a team who recorded 101 wins, but now it's time to hit the reset button and make some changes to the roster. Here are three Mets not expected to return in 2023. 

Jacob deGrom: Jacob deGrom is expected to be exercise his opt-out clause and hit the open market. The Mets will stop at nothing to re-sign him, but realistically, there's a good chance that the superstar pitcher finds a new home. MLB insider Buster Olney has linked deGrom to the Atlanta Braves, but you can bet all the money in the world that almost if not every club will make an offer for the best pitcher in baseball. 

Brandon Nimmo: Brandon Nimmo is going to get a ton of interest on the open market, thus making it likely that his time in New York is over. Replacing him in center field will not be the easiest task, as the 29-year-old just put together a strong season. In 151 games, he had 16 home runs, 64 RBIs, and a .274 batting average.

Carlos Carrasco: After a bounce-back year for the Mets, we should expect to see Carlos Carrasco test his luck on the open market. This may be the last chance for the 36-year-old to land a sizeable payday, so why shouldn't he take advantage of it? In 29 games this past season, he had a 15-7 record to go along with a 3.97 ERA.

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