3 Players the Mets Will Cut After This Disastrous Season
By Larry Rupp
It was only a few weeks ago that the New York Mets were in first place in the National League East with their eyes set on making the playoffs. However, everything has taken a turn for the worse as the team has now dropped five in a row and sit in third place with almost no positive momentum at all.
This was supposed to be the year that the Mets became World Series contenders. Injuries and poor play have become their downfall and players could be in trouble if things don't turn around. With that being said, here are three Mets players that could be cut following the 2021 season.
1. Miguel Castro, Relief Pitcher
Relief pitcher Miguel Castro has been one of the most used bullpen arms for the Mets this season, but that doesn't necessarily mean he has been stellar. The veteran has posted a 3.38 ERA and a 1.30 WHIP on the season in a total of 50 appearances. Castro has simply struggled to perform in the big spots and is inconsistent in his play. He has given up 7 home runs on the season and owns a 3-4 record. Castro is set up for arbitration this offseason, but it wouldn't be surprising to see the Mets cut their losses here.
2. Kevin Pillar, Outfielder
The Mets have had to rely on veteran outfielder Kevin Pillar a bit more than expected this season due to various injuries on the roster. He has played well for a bench player, racking up 9 home runs and 26 RBI, but has a poor slash line of .209/.244/.360 on the season. That isn't going to get the job done on a team constantly looking for offensive production. Pillar will be 33 years old next season and the Mets may decide to get younger in any way they can. Pillar's time in New York could be coming to an end.
3. JD Davis, Third Base
A lot of Mets fans had high expectations for starting third baseman JD Davis heading into the 2021 season. Unfortunately, he has yet to live up to them as he has played in just 45 of the team's 119 games this season. He has dealt with a number of injuries and has hit just 4 home runs on the year to go along with 15 runs scored and 15 RBI. The long-awaited breakout campaign from the 28-year-old has still not happened despite multiple chances. Davis could find himself on another team in 2022 after striking out at a career-high rate this year.
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