3 Mets trade targets the team should start scouting if they get more bad news about Brooks Raley

Some lefty relievers the Mets should make a phone call about if they're serious about replacing Brooks Raley.
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3) Matt Moore

A name all Mets fans probably know by now is Matt Moore. An alleged target of theirs in the offseason, Moore ended up with one of the teams he pitched for in the past: the Los Angeles Angels. He must’ve known in the back of his head there was a possibility of the season going in the toilet. Blink and you will have missed the Angels playing competitive baseball in 2024.

Moore ended up with a one-year deal with the Angels for $9 million. He had quite the adventure last year. Twice claimed off waivers after the trade deadline, first by the Cleveland Guardians and then by the Miami Marlins, he still managed to turn in another fine year out of the bullpen. His transition from starting pitcher to lefty reliever has been a terrific development. It has extended his career and made him a desirable free agent. This summer, it should have him as a target of any team looking for left-handed relief help.

Moore’s season numbers aren’t spectacular. His ERA sits at 4.30 after 14.2 innings of work. His 1.09 WHIP is favorable with a 5.14 FIP telling a different tale. The poor fit can be explained by his 3 home runs already allowed this season and some very average strikeout numbers failing to make it better.

The Angels would probably like to get out from under his contract already. Wait long enough and they might give him away for free like they did last year when everyone went on waivers.