1 player the Mets should trade for according to ESPN writer

It's a starting pitcher, not a reliever.
Apr 8, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA;  A detail view of New York Mets hats and gloves during the game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 8, 2022; Washington, District of Columbia, USA; A detail view of New York Mets hats and gloves during the game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports / Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
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ESPN Senior Writer David Schoenfield put together a list of one player every team should trade for or away. Who would the selection be for the New York Mets?

The Mets haven’t been playing as well after a hot June, but remain a buyer in the eyes of most. Things could change, but Schoenfield has them as “adders” for now.

His choice is someone who fits well for the Mets now and for at least another year. Chicago White Sox starter Erick Fedde is the player he believes the Mets should add most. It’s hard to disagree.

Erick Fedde is a realistic and practical trade target for the Mets

If the Mets make only one move this month, trading for Erick Fedde wouldn’t be the worst one to do. While the bullpen is the biggest mess for the Mets, throwing one of the starting pitchers into a relief role seems to be one option the Mets should try before subtracting from the depth. The return of Kodai Senga will signal a more defined six-man rotation for the team on a regular basis. Thus arises the greater need for more starting pitchers than ever before.

Fedde signed a two-year deal with the White Sox after winning the MVP award in Korea. At 6-3 with a 3.13 ERA in 18 starts, he’s owed a modest $7.5 million next season.

Fedde will be a popular trade candidate this summer. Unlike teammate Garrett Crochet who might cost a general manager their first-born child, the headliner in a deal for a player like him might be an overachieving prospect who doesn’t rate highly or an underachieving one who does. Rising Apple’s John Flynn previously suggested Alex Ramirez as someone to trade for Fedde. It would probably take at least one other player considering Ramirez is already on the 40-man roster and Fedde has the extra year of control.

For those keeping count, the White Sox have a few others who could be a good fit for the Mets. Lefty Tanner Banks and righty reliever Michael Kopech are worth a look. I wouldn’t personally hate it if they added lefty infielder Nicky Lopez for some depth. He still has minor league options after all.

The Mets will have to play much better and immediately in order to be in the mix for a player like Fedde. Affordable in every way plus with an extra year of control, he’s going to be a very popular player as the trade deadline nears.

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