MLB Rumors: 4 Big Name Mets Trade Candidates Not Named Alonso

Yes, Pete Alonso is the biggest name that could hit the trade deadline this summer, and there are many observers around baseball who think the New York Mets could actually pull the trigger. 

But if and when the Mets do decide to throw in the towel on 2024, there are four other big names that could fetch nice hauls on the trade market as well. 

Let's break down the Mets' Next 4 Trade Candidates Not Named Pete Alonso:

JD Martinez

The six-time All-Star and five-time 30+ home run hitter was a late add by the Mets this season, as agent Scott Boras played hardball with teams until after opening day. Martinez didn't get quite the contract that he wanted, at $9.5 million, coming off a huge 33-HR season with the LA Dodgers last year, but he's still producing at a nice rate, with five homers and a 131 OPS+ in 35 games. He could definitely be a big add for a contender down the stretch looking for one more impact bat.

Harrison Bader

The former NY Yankee and St. Louis Cardinal is having a decent season in Queens, batting .271 with a 103 OPS+, while driving in 20 runs and stealing eight bases. He's on a one-year $10.5 million deal, but can provide a defensive upgrade and some grittinness for a team looking for a boost in the outfield.

Starling Marte

Another veteran outfielder, Marte has proven the doubters wrong this season at the age of 35, posting improved numbers, across-the-board after his struggles in 2023. He's hitting .276 with six homers and 10 stolen bases, along with a 117 OPS+. He's the only one on this list who isn't on an expiring contract, as he has one more year left at $20.7M.

Luis Severino

Maybe he can't blow it past hitters the way he used to (7.6 K/9), but Severino is having a perfectly good season on the mound in his first year with the Mets, with a 3.52 ERA and a 1.17 WHIP (though he's gotten knocked around a bit in two of his last three starts). Because of his hefty $13M price tag, the cost to acquire him shouldn't be too onerous.

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