As the trade deadline looms teams are looking to solidify their clubs for a long playoff run, and for most that starts with retooling and improving their bullpens
Addison Reed has been drawing heavy interest from a variety of contenders as he’s been consistent in the back end of the Mets bullpen for the past two seasons. It has been reported by Fox’s Ken Rosenthal that Reed is now a priority for the Boston Red Sox as they look to improve upon a relief staff that already features premier arms in Craig Kimbrel and Joe Kelly, who continues to work his way back from injury.
As Rosenthal reports, a deal is not quite close at the moment, but other contending clubs remain involved, which would hopefully drive up the price on the Mets right handed closer. The Yankees and the Dodgers are some other teams that have expressed interest in Reed.
What Sandy Alderson and the Mets would want in return for Reed is hard to speculate on, but it’s justified in assuming he is their biggest trade deadline draw and should bring in more than the recent Lucas Duda trade.
In an article a few days ago by ESPN’s Doug Mittler, it was stated that the Mets could be looking towards a package deal involving Reed, which would explain why he remains on roster, despite drawing much interest around the league.
With Lucas Duda now sporting a Rays uniform, who knows where that stands. But it’s safe to assume the Mets are exploring options that would send Reed along with an expiring veteran contract to a new home in an effort to get closer to the playoffs in 2018 and build to the future.
As the days go by and that August 1st date nears, it’s important to keep our Twitters open and fingers on the refresh button, because at any moment a deal could be done and could mark the end for one of our beloved Mets.