3. NY Mets shortstop Ronny Mauricio should already be on the trade block
This feels like a trade the New York Mets should have made last year, or even the year before. As it is, Ronny Mauricio has probably lost a little bit of his trade value, but New York could still use one of their top prospects in order to trade for a position of need.
Let’s be real, Mauricio is never going to take over shortstop in a Mets uniform. Even if Francisco Lindor misses extended time due to injury the Mets will just turn to Luis Guillorme. New York is set up the middle.
Even if the decision was made to turn Mauricio into a centerfielder, which some scouts have suggested, how is that going to help this year’s team. Brandon Nimmo, who just signed huge contract extension, will be the Mets everyday centerfielder in 2023 and beyond.
Nope, it makes zero sense to keep Ronny Mauricio withering away in the minor leagues when he could be dealt to a rebuilding team in need of shortstop depth. Don’t call the Cincinnati Reds, as I’m pretty sure they’ve got a dozen shortstop prospects already.