3) NY Mets prediction for the final 100 games: A trade deadline haul of relievers
The MLB trade deadline. Taking place on August 1 this year, it’s a time when the Mets can add a whole lot more to their roster. Exactly what will they add? One thing that’s guaranteed if they can remain in buyer mode is a whole bunch of relievers.
The team we should definitely have our eyes on are the Chicago White Sox. They have some intriguing options on their roster. Kendall Graveman, Joe Kelly, and Liam Hendriks are three of those options. I’m not yet convinced we’ll see the Mets acquire Lucas Giolito or Dylan Cease in an even bigger blockbuster with them. Frankly, I still have a tough time seeing the White Sox willingly make any sort of trade with the Mets due to how Jerry Reinsdorf feels about Steve Cohen.
Other teams selling this summer can provide the Mets with some options. The Colorado Rockies would be a good place to start. Mark a prediction of them landing two relievers and a bat in a single trade. One of the pieces will be underwhelming. Is Daniel Bard, Brent Suter, and Charlie Blackmon okay with everyone? We might have to settle for Jurickson Profar. How much more would it cost to get Randal Grichuk?
Daniel Vogelbach is long gone by the time this trade happens. That’s your bonus prediction. It’s not a summer of Vogey.