4) NY Mets trade target: Andrew Chafin
In a perfect world, the Mets acquire two relievers at this year's deadline. One of them is David Robertson, and the other is Andrew Chafin. The southpaw is a guy I felt the Mets should have signed as a free agent, and there's a very good chance he ends up in Queens by the end of the day.
The Mets broke camp with Joely Rodriguez and Chasen Shreve as the team's left handed relievers. Shreve has already been DFA'd and Rodriguez might be next. The Mets counting on David Peterson in the eighth inning with a two-run lead against two left handed Yankee hitters tells me that they don't trust Rodriguez in a big spot. If that's the case, he shouldn't be here and the Mets need to upgrade.
Andrew Chafin is the perfect target in my opinion. He's a guy who can get right handed and left handed hitters out so the three batter rule has no negative impact on him.
Chafin is a guy who's been traded before, as he's been traded in each of the last two trade deadlines. Both times he was traded he performed better than he did with the team he was traded from.
Chafin has a player option for $6.5 million dollars next season, so his value could be the same as a rental as he's in control of his destiny.
For a team starving for a lockdown left-handed reliever, Chafin fits the team perfectly and hopefully will finally be a Met very soon.