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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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5) NY Mets trade target: Brandon Drury

Yes, J.D. Martinez is not listed. He's a guy who would only DH and has a nagging back injury that has led to a prolonged slump. It's hard to get super excited about him, even if it's very possible that they end up with him.

Brandon Drury on the other hand is a guy I hope the Mets acquire. He's a guy who can DH against lefties and can play virtually anywhere in the field other than shortstop and center field.

Drury was a Met briefly last season and performed very well off the bench and against left handed pitching. This season he's had the chance to play every day and arguments can be made that he was snubbed from the all-star game.

If acquired, Drury would likely play a lot of third base and also DH. He'd be the kind of presence Daniel Vogelbach has been against righties, but against lefties. Drury has an OPS of 1.048 against southpaws.

Drury's success I'm sure does have to do with playing half of his games at Great American Ballpark, one of the more hitter-friendly parks in baseball. However, Drury has shown he can hit at Citi Field and that he can produce as a Met. I'm confident he'd do well in a platoon role at the very least.

Drury's added versatility and ability to hit southpaws make him a huge potential addition for a Mets team in need of those things.

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