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NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: Sandy Alderson answers questions during a press conference after being introduced as the general manager for the New York Mets on October 29, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: Sandy Alderson answers questions during a press conference after being introduced as the general manager for the New York Mets on October 29, 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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ATLANTA, GA – SEPTEMBER 23: Shane Greene #19 of the Atlanta Braves pitches in the ninth inning of an MLB game against the Miami Marlins at Truist Park on September 23, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)

Mets Reliever Target: Shane Greene

While Doolittle is coming off of a bad year, one reliever on the market who thrived in 2020 was right-handed reliever Shane Greene, and he is someone the Mets should definitely have their eye on.

A former All-Star reliever, Greene began his career with the Detroit Tigers before being dealt to the Atlanta Braves at the 2019 trade deadline in order to bolster their bullpen for their playoff bid that season.

Returning to Atlanta in 2020, Greene was the workhorse for the Braves last year, appearing in 28 of their 60 games while recording a 2.60 ERA over 27.2 innings. He also continued to help carry the load for them in the postseason, appearing in 6 games during their playoff berth.

While he was quietly one of the top relievers in baseball last year, Greene is on the free agent market for the first time in his career, and at 31 years old, is likely looking for a healthy raise.

While he is unlikely to receive a lucrative offer, the Mets certainly could look to acquire his services for a reasonable cost on a multiyear deal, similar to their signing of Trevor May, and based off his past performances out of the bullpen, the investment could be well worth it.

As a reliever, Greene has appeared in 280 games out of the pen over his 7 year career, and over that span, he has logged a 3.72 ERA. He has really hit his stride over the past 2 seasons, and with an opening in the pen, the Mets would be foolish not to consider him.

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