David Robertson can continue to increase his trade value, although he might not even need to
As the trade deadline approaches, it is becoming increasingly clearer every day that David Robertson is the most valuable trade asset on the Mets roster.
Robertson has been incredible throughout 2023, locking down the closer role with 13 saves and a 2.13 ERA. He has shown the ability to pitch multiple innings, most recently shutting down the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 9th and 10th innings en route to a 2-1 victory. With multiple playoff contenders struggling in the back end of their bullpen, Robertson's skill and playoff pedigree would be a massive boost for most teams World Series odds.
The Mets would be wise to hold onto Robertson as long as possible. He's shown no sign of slowing down, and with every successful appearance his trade value only rises. Robertson was traded on the day of the deadline last year as well, and the Philadelphia Phillies sent over a top pitching prospect in return.
The Mets signed Robertson in the offseason with hopes of him being the elite set up man for Edwin Diaz that they needed for a World Series run. While those plans obviously haven't come to fruition, Robertson should still be able to contribute for a contender, and the Mets should get a great return from whichever team decides to acquire him.