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5 best trade candidates the Mets can still acquire

Jul 29, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher David Robertson (37)
Jul 29, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Chicago Cubs relief pitcher David Robertson (37) / Sergio Estrada-USA TODAY Sports
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The New York Mets have made a couple of moves acquiring Daniel Vogelbach and Tyler Naquin to help shore up the DH and fourth outfielder spots.

I think the Mets did very well in both trades but still have other holes to fill. WIth guys like Christian Vazquez and Trey Mancini off the board, the clock is ticking on Billy Eppler and the Mets to make moves.

The Mets absolutely have to upgrade the bullpen. Drew Smith is injured, and they needed an arm even with him healthy. Two arms preferably will be acquired tomorrow. The Mets also need a right handed option to platoon with Vogelbach at DH. Lastly, they could use an upgrade at catcher.

1) NY Mets trade target: David Robertson

David Robertson is the player I want the Mets to acquire the most. This team desperately needs another reliable reliever who can be a bridge to Edwin Diaz and Robertson fits that role perfectly.

The 37 year old spent nine seasons in the Bronx in two stints with the Yankees with a large chunk of those years serving as the set up man for Mariano Rivera. He can also fill in as the closer on days Edwin Diaz needs off as he was one of the more dominant closers in the game for a three year stretch.

Robertson has gone 3-0 with a 2.23 ERA for the Cubs this season serving as their primary closer. He's converted 14 of his 19 save opportunities for the struggling Cubs.

Robertson has the experience in New York and has a ton of playoff experience as well. He's gone 5-0 with a 3.11 postseason ERA in 33 appearances. A lot of the Mets bullpen lacks postseason experience so it'd be nice to have a veteran who's won before on the biggest stage in the sport. Robertson was a key part of the 2009 Yankees team.

Robertson checks all of the boxes and would be a rental, lowering his price. The Mets absolutely should acquire him before someone else does.

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