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Top 5 New York Mets Players Being Missed at the Moment

Top 5 Mets Players Missed at the Moment

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The New York Mets have had a mediocre season so far in 2014. The team has struggled particularly with offense and resides in the basement of the National League East. Here are 5 players who could possibly make things better if they were on the active roster at the moment.

5. Jordany Valdespin

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5. Jordany Valdespin

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Jordany Valdespin set a team record for most pinch hit home runs in his brief stint with the Mets. But the real reason he is on this list is because of the comic relief he provided for the fans. When your team is under .500 and hasn't made the playoffs since 2006, you need a laughingstock like Valdespin to lighten the mood.

4. Bobby Parnell

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4. Bobby Parnell

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This one is also a bit of a stretch. Mejia has been excellent in the closer role this season, and Familia has pitched well as the setup guy. However, with all the long games the Mets have played this season, an extra quality arm in the pen could definitely help this team out.

3. Travis d'Arnaud

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3. Travis d'Arnaud

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Travis d'Arnaud came to the Mets with very high expectations as the centerpiece of the R.A. Dickey trade. He is also expected to fill in the shoes of Mets Hall-of-Fame catcher Mike Piazza. d'Arnaud has torn it up in the minors but floundered in the majors. Currently, he is in the minors tearing it up again. The Mets really need him back in the majors trying to translate that success and stay healthy.

2. Juan Lagares

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2. Juan Lagares

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Juan Lagares is the best option the Mets have for a leadoff hitter and a center fielder. Unfortunately, Lagares is currently on the disabled list nursing a rib injury and the team's offense has suffered without him. Fortunately for the Mets, he is believed to be ready to return to the lineup, perhaps this week.

1. Matt Harvey

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1. Matt Harvey

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Matt Harvey is the probably the most most exciting and talked about young pitcher for the Mets since Generation K. Harvey is destined for greatness. Unfortunately his first full season in the majors was cut short by a partially torn UCL. He underwent Tommy John surgery in the offseason and will miss all of 2014. Although the Mets' rotation has been adequate so far this season, it's difficult if not impossible to replace a pitcher like Harvey.

Alex Susskind is a sportswriter for rantsports.com. Follow him on Twitter @ASusskind.