New York Mets Series Preview vs. Milwaukee Brewers June 23rd-25th

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Potential Trade Target

Jun 19, 2015; Denver, CO, USA; Milwaukee Brewers third baseman Aramis Ramirez (16) throws back to first base in the eighth inning against against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. The Brewers defeated the Rockies 9-5. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

In recent weeks, rumors have swirled about the Mets potentially be interested in a number of hitters to help offset the loss of David Wright, whose return date is still up in the air. One of the names that floated around was Aramis Ramirez, the third baseman for the Brewers. The Mets have supposedly moved on and are not interested in Ramirez any longer at this time, but they will now get a first hand view of him, and that view will most likely not be a pretty one.

Ramirez is having the worst season of his career since becoming a full-time player, slashing only .217/.252/.399. While he has shown some power still, cranking eight home runs, he has done very little of anything else. He has never been an exceptional fielder, and at this point in his career, being his 19th and final one in MLB, it isn’t getting any better.

Also, if Wright is able to return, the Mets would be paying a player whatever remained of his $14 million salary to sit on the bench and be a right-handed power bat off the bench. He doesn’t offer any versatility in the field, something the Mets should be looking for as they have multiple holes to fill now.

While Ramirez has some name power, that is about all he would bring to the Mets with a little pop from the right side of the plate. He has gotten worse as the season went on, as he is hitting only .197 in June. Those aren’t numbers that will get the Mets or their fans excited, and should be someone they pass over on the trade market.

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