3 huge obstacles that could prevent a World Series run

Milwaukee Brewers v New York Mets
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2) The Mets bullpen, of course

Ahh, the New York Mets bullpen. It seems like every year is the same story. The team needs to add arms in the pen to stay competitive with other top tier teams. The Mets bullpen ERA sits at a 3.53, not bad by any means.

However, it is last among the big 5 World Series contenders (Mets, Braves, Dodgers, Yankees and Astros).

Adam Ottavino has been solid in the setup role with a 2.35 ERA and a 0.97 WHIP. The Mets however are missing that 7th inning guy. Neither Drew Smith or Seth Lugo have pitched up to their best this season.

The team have made a small trade to boost their bullpen with the addition of LHP Phillip Diehl. However, Diehl appears to be just a depth piece for the Amazins who should still look to target a bigger arm.

David Robertson is likely to be dealt before the deadline, the only question is where. He is a target the Mets would love. Robertson gives the team a nice one two, three punch, with himself, Ottavino and Edwin Diaz out of the bullpen.

One spot where the team isn't weak in the bullpen has been the closer spot with Diaz who has been lights out. When the trumpets begin to play, fans have confidence that the game is theirs.