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Dream Mets bullpen after the trade deadline

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As the Everly Brothers put it, “Dream, dream, dream, dream…Dream, dream, dream, dream…” In this instance, we’re dreaming about the best bullpen possible for the New York Mets after the trade deadline.

Keeping it in the realm of possibility and not having Justin Verlander as a setup man or calling Jesse Orosco to come out of retirement and come back 36 years younger, this is what a dream Mets bullpen after the trade deadline would look like.

We’ll keep it at eight guys, consider all of the minor league options, and have a little fun adding as much hypothetical talent as we can.

Dream NY Mets bullpen after the trade deadline: Edwin Diaz, closer

There is no reason to remove All-Star Edwin Diaz from his role as the Mets closer. He might, in fact, already be the dream closer for any team. In this case, consider him like one of those dreams that are so real you’re not sure if you actually did get in a fight with your spouse so you’ll treat them poorly the next morning.

Dream NY Mets bullpen after the trade deadline: David Robertson, setup man

In a trade with the Chicago Cubs, the Mets add David Robertson to their bullpen. His role is to provide them with insurance in the ninth whenever Diaz is unavailable. Mostly, he pitches the eighth inning under the bright lights of New York City which we already know he can do.

Dream NY Mets bullpen after the trade deadline: Andrew Chafin, setup man

The left-handed option to help set up for Diaz, a trade with the Detroit Tigers would have to bring Chafin to Flushing. It’s realistic, but maybe not so much if the team guys Robertson. But this is my dream. In it, both of them are in this bullpen after the trade deadline.

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