Juan Soto and 3 other 'scary possibility' trade targets other teams should fear the Mets could land

There is a 'scary possibility' that the Mets bounce back in 2024 and build a true contender.
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3) NY Mets 'scary possibility' trade candidate teams should fear: David Bednar

Can you imagine David Bednar setting up for Edwin Diaz? What team would even come close to having a better 8-9 duo to finish a game? It's not out of the question as Pittsburgh made him available at the deadline, and would make this Mets bullpen go from a major weakness to a major strength in an eyeblink.

Bednar has become one of the best closers in the game at 28 years old, but he doesn't get much recognition as a closer for the small-market Pirates who haven't been competitive throughout his career. Bednar has a 2.04 ERA in 65 appearances and 66.1 innings pitched. He's allowed just three home runs all year and leads the league with 38 saves in 41 opportunities.

Bednar is probably the least likely of the three on this list to be moved, but if the Mets overwhelm them with an offer it's very possible that something would go down. I wouldn't offer nearly as much for him as I would for a frontline starter, especially when Josh Hader is out there for nothing but money, but when you're thinking about 'scary possibilities' having a dominant end of game duo like this is very scary for the opposition.

New York lost several games this season in the middle innings as they couldn't get games to their better relievers late. Imagine having guys like Adam Ottavino and Brooks Raley pitching the sixth and seventh with the two stars Bednar and Diaz looming. That would be something to behold.