The New York Yankees are trying to make a postseason run, and they’ve called on their crosstown rivals to see if they could make a deal
According to Mark Feinsand of MLB.com, the Yankees have inquired about first baseman Lucas Duda and Addison Reed. The Mets are looking to move some expiring contracts this summer as their season has obviously gone down hill, and Reed and Duda are two of those likely pieces that get moved.
The Yankees have a big hole at first base, so Duda would fit nicely there. The fact that he’s also a left power hitter should intrigue the Yankees even more with that short porch in right field.
They also have a need in the bullpen, so Reed could be a really solid piece to add for them there. He’s mostly been a closer this year, and has had quite the success wearing orange and blue in both that role, and as a set-up man last season.
The question for the Mets will obviously be what the Yankees are willing to give up to get either piece.
One of the players the Mets could be looking to bring over is Miguel Andujar. The stud third baseman was promoted to Triple-A this season has hit .299/.345/.481 in 20 games with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He’s one of the Yankees’ top prospects so any trade for either of these two guys would have to start with Andujar.
Dustin Fowler is another player the Mets could surely look to get in return. The 22-year-old center field was hurt badly in his first game with the Yankees on June 30. He underwent surgery for a ruptured patella tendon in his right knee, so he’s going to be out for some time. But when he gets back, he’s going to still be one of the better prospects in baseball. This season in Triple-A, he hit .293/.329/.542 in 70 games. He’s hit 13 home runs, and driven in 43 as well.
For Mets fans that hate the idea of dealing with the Yankees, remember that the Amazin’s could still get some great pieces in return that could help our favorite team not only get younger, but also get faster, and better relatively quickly. That’s worth working with the Evil Empire. If we can get either of these two guys or one of the other top prospects the Yankees have, I’m game.