5 trade destinations for David Robertson if the Mets are sellers

While the Mets haven't committed to one direction at the deadline, it's worth taking a look at the value of their lights out closer.
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David Robertson has been everything the New York Mets could've asked for this season. That also makes him one of their biggest trade pieces.

If the Mets decide to sell, Robertson would instantly become one of the hottest commodities on the trade market. He has a 2.06 ERA with 13 saves, and has shown the ability to pitch multiple innings on several occasions this season. With World Series experience to boot, Robertson and his one year deal would net the Mets a decent return, since nearly every team in the league could use a player of his caliber.

Of course, this move would indicate that the Mets are throwing in the towel on the season, which we have no idea if they'll do or not. Regardless, if the Mets decide to become sellers, these five playoff contenders would all benefit enormously from David Robertson's talent.

The Texas Rangers would immediately call the Mets if David Robertson was available

One of the best and most suprising teams in baseball, the Texas Rangers have a complete lineup top to bottom, and their starting pitching has done well in wake of the Jacob deGrom injury. Their bullpen is a different story, with a 4.54 ERA that puts them as the sixth worst in baseball.


The Rangers have blown exactly 50% of their save chances, which isn't going to cut it in what figures to be a competitive AL West playoff push. Current closer Will Smith has recorded 15 saves on 17 opportunities, but his 3.08 ERA tells a story of vulnerability in the ninth inning. All other Rangers relievers are a combined 1-16 on saves, so the need for any sort of stability in the late innings is crucial.

Robertson would bring championship pedigree and much improved ninth innings to another team that spent in the offseason with World Series aspirations. In return, the Mets would be hopeful to gain some high end pitching talent for their farm system, a soft spot which they attempted to remedy during the 2023 draft. If the value of Robertson would return a young pitching prospect, the team would be wise to consider it heavily.

Both the Mets and Rangers spent loads of money in free agency to be contenders, and so far it's only worked out well for Texas. If the Mets make up their mind to take a mulligan on this season, the Rangers would be desperate to take a rental on the former All Star.