The Mets have made their first spring training cuts of the year, sending the following players to the minor league side of camp: pitchers Rafael Montero, Dario Alvarez, Akeel Morris, Chasen Bradford, and Paul Sewald, and catcher Raywilly Gomez. Montero was the only one of the bunch that seemed like he might have a shot at an Opening Day roster spot, but even that looked pretty unlikely given the number of relief pitchers competing for the last two spots in the team's bullpen.
Montero only pitched a total of 28.2 innings last year, as he made one start and four relief appearances for the big league club and a few starts in the minors. As for the rest of the players, only Morris made Amazin' Avenue's list of the Mets' top 25 prospects for 2016. Considering the levels they pitched at last year and the way they performed, all of those pitchers are probably bound for Triple-A Las Vegas to begin the season.