MLB Trade Rumors: Insider Names 8 Mets Who Could Be Traded

Insider Jon Heyman has recently highlighted eight New York Mets players as potential trade candidates amid a disappointing season that might prompt a mid-season fire sale.

Despite the team's high payroll, their performance has been lackluster, leading to speculation about strategic player trades to reshape the roster for future seasons.

The Mets, sitting at a dismal 22-33 record and on pace for just 64 wins, face the challenge of getting substantial returns, especially since many of the key players are approaching free agency.

Pete Alonso emerges as a primary trade piece, whose power-hitting capabilities are expected to draw interest despite a general market preference for pitchers over sluggers at the deadline.

Other significant mentions include pitchers Luis Severino, who has displayed strong performances, and Sean Manaea, whose value might be slightly diminished by his player option.

Additionally, veterans like J.D. Martinez and Jeff McNeil are also on the list, with Martinez facing a limited market due to his batting specialty and McNeil’s salary potentially complicating trade negotiations.

Completing the list are Jake Diekman, valued for his left-handed pitching despite a reasonable salary, and Starling Marte, whose likely trade could involve the Mets absorbing a substantial portion of his salary to facilitate a deal.

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