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Mets: Five players likely to get traded prior to July 31st deadline

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ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: A view of the socks worn by Shortstop Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets on the field in the sixth inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on September 15, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)
ATLANTA, GA - SEPTEMBER 15: A view of the socks worn by Shortstop Jose Reyes #7 of the New York Mets on the field in the sixth inning during the game against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park on September 15, 2017 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images) /
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#1 – Jeurys Familia

There isn’t a better way to describe Jeurys Familia than “a roller coaster.”

At times Familia appeared to be a top closer in the MLB, other times where you wish he wasn’t on the Mets. Regardless of his bad stretches, Familia is still a valuable reliever in the MLB.

There are many teams, like the Mets, that have terrible bullpens and need all the help they could get. Familia could provide help, whether it be closing the game or setting up for the closer.

Despite Familia’s downfall since the start of the season, he is still elite and would warrant a pretty large haul in return to the Mets.

About a month ago, the Washington Nationals traded for Kelvin Herrera, a reliever who played for the Kansas City Royals. Herrera had similar stats and nearly the same contract situation as Familia. The Royals sent the Nationals a decent return, something the Mets should expect.

There are times when Familia looks shutdown and there are enough of those times to warrant a respectable return. Familia will likely draw attention from contending teams in need of an extra bullpen arm.

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The Mets need to get younger and trading some of these guys will help.

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