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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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2) NY Mets trade target: Josh Bell

I will preface this by saying I don't know how likely it is that Washington trades Josh Bell in division even as a rental. However, with the Astros acquiring Trey Mancini today, the potential suitors for Josh Bell appear to be limited.

If the Nationals do consider trading Bell to the Mets, they should be all over it. Bell is a switch hitter having a career year who can hit behind Pete Alonso in the middle of the order.

The Mets did acquire Daniel Vogelbach to DH against righties, but Josh Bell can fill that role every day. Overall he's slashed .302/.385/.493 with 14 home runs and 57 RBI. Bell has an .889 OPS against righties and an .861 OPS against lefties.

On days the Mets want Vogelbach in the lineup, the Mets can put Bell into a corner outfield spot. While he doesn't play the field well at all, his bat would more than make up for it.

Bell is the best bat still available not named Juan Soto and the switch hitting power hitter would be a perfect fit on the Mets team in search of one more bat.

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