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New York Mets closer options to consider for the 2019 MLB season

BOSTON, MA - JULY 29: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox looks for the catcher's sign against the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning at Fenway Park on July 29, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - JULY 29: Craig Kimbrel #46 of the Boston Red Sox looks for the catcher's sign against the Minnesota Twins in the ninth inning at Fenway Park on July 29, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)
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There is no clear favorite to become the next New York Mets closer. Searching through the current franchise, at the free agent market, and possible trades, these are a few of the names to look out for.

Perhaps a slightly forgotten need for the 2019 New York Mets, the team doesn’t have an obvious closer in place for next year.

We can cite the inconsistency of the offense, the bad bullpen in general, and other tasks to handle. One of the more vital missions is to figure out who gets the ball last with a lead.

Closers are a bit odd. Sometimes, it’s better to grow one rather than overpay for a veteran. Their life at the top is often short-lived.

The Mets were lucky that they could count on Jeurys Familia in the regular season. Although far from perfect, he was undoubtedly one of the more dominant closers for their recent successful run.

Since the trade that sent him to the Oakland Athletics, the closer’s role has been vacant. We’ve seen several players earn saves, but no one has locked down the spot for 2019. Fortunately, there are a lot of options out there.

Along with searching for their next catcher, center fielder, and a couple of middle relievers, adding a closing is a major offseason need for the Mets.

Looking internally, at the free agents available, and attempting to find a trade partner, we’ve narrowed down a couple of names to rack up the saves and last three outs next year.

Some of these choices will cost a whole lot of money. If it means less blown games, the price is perfect.

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