5 Mets players the Yankees could target in a trade to save their season

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Despite their three-game winning streak, the New York Mets have nothing more than a puncher's chance at a postseason spot. They're already out of the division race, and with the amount of ground they have to make in a Wild Card hunt they'd have to play nearly perfect baseball for the remainder of the regular season. Can they do it? Maybe. Is it likely? Absolutely not.

With the Mets likely going nowhere in 2023, the vision to sell couldn't be clearer. The unfortunate situation is the Mets don't have many pieces to sell outside of a select few. Fortunately, these pieces can all help the other New York team. The Yankees just got swept by the Angels and have lost nine of their last 11 overall. This skid has them at 50-47 on the season.

The Yankees are on the brink of falling out of the AL Wild Card race. They're 3.5 games back of that final Wild Card spot and with the way they're playing, things could get rather ugly. With that in mind, they need help. The Mets can be that team to help fill these needs which are rather glaring.

1) NY Mets player the NY Yankees should target to save their season: Tommy Pham

The Yankees lineup has been an absolute disaster, especially without Aaron Judge. Adding a player like Tommy Pham would provide a big boost to their lineup.

Pham has had a surprisingly outstanding year with the Mets. He began the year in a part-time role and struggled, but while virtually everyone else on the team was struggling, Pham had an awesome June and that has carried over into July.

Overall, he's slashing .274/.359/.479 with nine home runs and 35 RBI. He's hit 15 doubles and has even stolen 11 bases in 12 tries. Nobody on this Yankees team outside of Aaron Judge who has played in more than five games has an OPS over .782. Jake Bauers is second on their team in that statistic and even he's hurt.

Right now the Yankees are running Isiah Kiner-Falefa out in left field just about every day. IKF has a .678 OPS. Pham isn't a superstar, but he's a whole lot better than what they've got. He can get on base while also providing some power and clutch hitting. Even at their best left field is a weak spot for the Yankees. Pham makes too much sense.