New York Mets Trade Target Number 4: Taylor Rogers
The final reliever the Mets could look into on the trade market is Taylor Rogers, from the Minnesota Twins. Rogers is the oldest of the bunch, entering his age-31 season, but he is a left-hander and has been the most consistent.
With Aaron Loup gone, the Mets are lacking a lefty in their bullpen, so adding a player like Rogers could be a nice move for the Mets. Rogers was named to his first All-Star team last year, and according to Baseball-Reference, in his six years in the league, he has thrown 314.2 innings, while pitching to a 3.15 ERA, with 316 strikeouts and 50 saves.
The Mets need a lefty in their bullpen either way, whether it is via free agency or via trade, so obviously Rogers could be a good fit. Rogers also has experience late in games, both in the eight and ninth innings, so he would also provide the Mets with plenty of versatility for where they can utilize him.
Add in the fact that he has worked with Mets pitching coach Jeremy Hefner before, as was part of the reason Trevor May came to the Mets, and the fit makes even more sense. Due to him having more sustained success at the big league level, it is possible he could cost more to acquire, but if the price is right, he should absolutely be on the Mets radar.
Whether or not the trade route is the way the Mets address their bullpen or not remains to be seen, but they absolutely need to address their need for relief pitching before the offseason is over. And, if they opt not to trade for a reliever, look for the trade route to shore up the back end of their rotation, while unblocking the logjam of bats.