3 late-inning relief pitcher options the Mets are already scouting

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The New York Mets rumors season hasn’t officially begun but already some names are beginning to float out there. According to SNY’s Andy Martino, the club will be looking to add late-inning relievers but also quality pitchers in general.

Whether Martino has some insight into specifics of who or not, he did mention three names.

Will we see more Mets rumors about these three? Let’s dive into which would be the best fit for New York.

Mets rumors: Could Cubs closer David Robertson be a nice buy for Billy Eppler?

David Robertson is having a fantastic season for the Chicago Cubs working as their closer. After missing a lot of time in recent years due to injury, he seems to be back and fully healthy again and ready to get the final three outs of a game.

On the Mets, Robertson would obviously not be the closer. Edwin Diaz has been great for them this year. Robertson would fill in as a secondary closer options but more so a seventh or eighth inning arm. As much as Drew Smith and Adam Ottavino have been successful this year, it wouldn’t hurt to add someone else.

The need for a right-handed reliever is a little tricky because of the other options they already have on the roster. With Trevor May expected to return as well, they have four righties already in front of Diaz and this doesn’t include Trevor Williams.

It might take an injury for Robertson to become the player the Mets seek. Instead, they should be in the market for a lefty. Chasen Shreve and Joely Rodriguez have been far less effective of late. Fortunately, one of the other pitchers mentioned in these latest rumors happens to throw with his left arm.