4 Mets trade duos that add a starting pitcher and reliever in one fell swoop

Adding a starting pitcher and a reliever in one trade gives the Mets most of what they could possibly need.
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2) Mets trade for Erick Fedde and Tanner Banks

Erick Fedde is someone the Mets targeted in the offseason and should keep a close eye on as the trade deadline nears. Signed to a two-year deal worth $15 million with the Chicago White Sox, he’s more than a rental like Heaney and Robertson could possibly end up. Fedde is an investment for next year. Going 6-3 with a 3.13 ERA in his first 18 starts this year has made him a Mets offseason miss. David Stearns can rectify it by paying up and bringing Fedde from the lowly Chicago White Sox over to Queens.

In addition to Fedde, the Mets should pluck a reliever from the White Sox, too. Tanner Banks would be a guy to try to get.

Banks is even more controllable with free agency not taking place until after the 2028 season. Now in his third big league campaign, Banks has been a steady lefty for Chicago. He has gone 2-2 with a 4.25 ERA in 42.1 innings this season. Slightly better in his career with a 3.91 ERA, he is at a career-high 9.8 strikeouts per 9 and low of 2.3 walks per 9.

This is the kind of trade we can’t complain too much about because both players are under contract for next season. Consider it a head start for the 2025 campaign. Fedde would make close to double what he is in 2025 if he wasn’t under contract while Banks is a late-blooming converted starter who doesn’t need to be handled with kid’s gloves. 

Odds Mets make a trade like this: The upcoming presidential election making America look like a joke.