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New York Mets: Examining ten relievers they received in recent trades

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CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 29: Jacob Rhame #35 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field on August 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The New York Mets won 10-3. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 29: Jacob Rhame #35 of the New York Mets pitches against the Chicago Cubs during the ninth inning at Wrigley Field on August 29, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. The New York Mets won 10-3. (Photo by Jon Durr/Getty Images)
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The New York Mets have acquired multiple relief pitchers in the last few years via trade. Let’s check in on what they’ve been up to.

Over the past couple of years, the New York Mets have made a point to acquire a plethora of young relievers through trades and development in order to add depth to a historically depleted bullpen.

In the past, the Mets have resorted to giving playing time to veterans incapable of getting outs. Guys like Scott Copeland, Buddy Baumann, Adam Wilk, Tommy Milone, and Neil Ramirez don’t belong on teams trying to compete.

With newly acquired depth, injuries to the pitching staff have become opportunities for young fireballers to prove whether or not they can get big league outs.

And, with their new Triple-A team playing in Syracuse, The Mets can confidently play extra inning games without worrying about long plane rides from Las Vegas to New York when sending down used arms and calling up fresh ones.

These low-risk high-reward pitchers could be valuable pieces to the Mets bullpen down the road and Mets fans should be excited to watch them pitch when given the chance.

Each pitcher I examine has potential and a chance to compete in 2019 and beyond for a bullpen spot if they can prove their worth to the Mets.

In this slideshow, I will provide a brief overview of each player and what they mean to the Mets organization.

Given the newfound value in bullpenning” and volatility of relief pitcher performance in the game of baseball today, having a surplus of young relievers is undoubtedly a plus for the Mets.

Who knows, one of the ten players I look at could even be a diamond in the rough.

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