3 teams to potentially raid at the trade deadline

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2) NY Mets can raid the Rockies for a variety of needs

The Colorado Rockies have a couple of less-talked about trade candidates on their roster. On the mound, closer Daniel Bard and starting pitcher Kyle Freeland could make sense for the Mets. More so, it’s Freeland to keep an eye on. As a left-handed starter with minor league options, he might be a nice buy for the club to stash in Triple-A for depth. The only downside is that the Mets might have to pay a high price for someone they’d hope never actually has to pitch a major league game for them—assuming the other starters remain healthy.

The bats they can trade to the Mets might get fans a little more tingly. Charlie Blackmon could be a DH option for occasional outfield starts. Less flexible in the field is C.J. Cron. The Rockies first baseman has been clobbering home runs for a good chunk of the season. Might he end up as a solution for the rest of the year in a near-hitter-exclusive role?

None of these players should cost a lot. Oddly enough, it might be Freeland, arguably the player have the least productive year, that would require the best prospects. This is would be because the others are either pending free agents or on large contracts Colorado would possibly want to move.

All of these guys are worth a phone call.