...so I hadn't really looked at options to deliver my thought above (re: Mets), but I was thinking they need a LHed Venezuelan veteran on an affordable contract.
...after looking him up, that is Narvaez.
I don't think you have to do the country thing, but Narvaez has had a good bat (.728 career OPS) and is probably looking for more than a 1-year, part-time gig in Baltimore....but if the Mets wanted to compliment (caddy) Alvarez with Narvaez, that would make a lot of sense for them..of course, the Mets would need someone to play to take McCann. I don't tihnk he'd be hard to move since they would be willing to eat money, but what if you did something like this...
Mets sign Narvaez to a 3/20 contract (2M s/b, 5M/year, 3M b/o on team options)
Mets trade McCann (+15M) and Parada to the Orioles for Kjerstad, Basallo and Leandro Arias
Orioles add a 1/6 deal to the back of McCann and flatten it to 3/30. The Met's pay 10M in 2023 and 5M in 2024.
Mets just signed Narvaez to a 2 year deal.
Could put McCann in play for trade.