5) The New York Mets will trade closer David Robertson to the Baltimore Orioles.
The Orioles' bullpen got off to a tremendous start this season thanks to the incredible work by Yennier Cano and Felix Bautista at the back end of the bullpen. But the depth of their pen beyond those two may be a concern for them, and adding David Robertson to an already explosive back end would take the team to another level, as Brandon Hyde can manage a shorter game. Not many of the contenders in the American League could say that about their bullpens.
Robertson has been awesome as the fill-in closer for Edwin Diaz this season as he is having one of the best seasons of his major league career. He has a 1.93 ERA and 12 saves in 37.1 innings pitched this year. But who knows how long his value will remain high at 38 years of age. If it wasn't for the quota system of all teams need one All-Star, Robertson would have been at least considered for the All-Star team this year.
Plus, the Orioles have the prospects to get a deal done with New York, as their farm system is one of the most talented in the sport right now. The Mets can absolutely get a good prospect of theirs in the trade.
The Mets trading Robertson would be another signal that they will punt on the rest of the season and transition into 2024, when they will get Edwin Diaz back for a full season, and hopefully, the Mets actually sign several competent relievers to fill out the bullpen, unlike last offseason where the Mets fell way short.