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NY Mets: 4 trades for a pitcher to ease our Jacob deGrom injury pain

Jul 7, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) walks off the field after pitching the top of the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 7, 2021; New York City, New York, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) walks off the field after pitching the top of the seventh inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 25, 2021; Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA; Colorado Rockies pitcher Jon Gray (55) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at American Family Field. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Jon Gray can turn his career around for the better with the Mets

Jon Gray finishes this list. The Colorado Rockies soon-to-be free agent is my choice over German Marquez for one big reason: I don’t think the Rockies are trading Marquez. They can get much more for him in the offseason than they could right now. Why pull the trigger early?

Gray is in a different situation. He is a rental target for the Mets to potentially pursue. A few rungs below a pitcher like Hendricks, Gray is the kind of guy whose talents may still be unknown because of his home ballpark in Colorado. Moving to Citi Field for half of his starts would undoubtedly make him much more than the lifetime 4.50 ERA guy he has been.

Obviously not the answer to replace deGrom by any stretch, Gray can provide the Mets with some more wins than many of their internal options. The club has exhausted those resources. Frankly, I’m tired of the bullpen game. I’m ready for a new face!

At this stage, we have to hope the Mets find some sort of answer for the rotation. Carlos Carrasco could return soon, but we have hurt that many times this year already. They need to pull off a trade for someone; but who?

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Say your prayers and hope for the best with deGrom. If we’re lucky, 10 days is all he’ll miss. Any replacement the team does add to the roster in the meantime is just temporary. And when deGrom does return, they’ll have more depth already there.

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