10 best Mets trade targets they should go after even if they decide to sell

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3) The Mets could improve their bullpen with the acquisition of this power reliever from the Chicago White Sox

The Chicago White Sox are in another disappointing season, and the option of competing this year is unrealistic. The Chicago team is determined to sell this season, being one of the teams with the largest number of important trade targets on the way to August 1st.

Among the many options that the roster has, Joe Kelly is an interesting option that could be of impact for the Mets. The 35-year-old reliever is on the disabled list with elbow inflammation in his final guaranteed year of a contract worth $9 million for 2023 and a $9.5 million team option for 2024 with a $1 million buyout.

Kelly comes from a bad season in 2022 and shows regular numbers in 2023. However, the metrics show that, in health, he is an elite pitcher with an xBA that ranks in the top 10% of the league.

The Mets can take advantage of an important juncture. With Kelly's current injury and his career history of injuries, some teams may not want to pay for the services of a pitcher who might not know his contribution in the current season.

A contract worth Joe Kelly's for a reliever his age can help diminish his value. The Mets could make a trade with the White Sox without necessarily granting a great return talent and could get an elite reliever in a bullpen that needs him for this season and to accompany Edwin Diaz in 2024.