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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The surprising Arizona Diamondbacks should inquire about David Robertson if they're serious about competing this season

At the beginning of the season, even suggesting that the Diamondbacks would be buying from the Mets would be enough of a take to get laughed at. Yet just a few months later, Arizona is looking like a team built for a playoff run, with the Mets far on the outside looking in.

One of the biggest factors holding Arizona back from being in elite company is their bullpen. The Diamondbacks have been running a closer by committee all season long, with Andrew Chafin and former Met Miguel Castro leading the way. All closers in Arizona have done a decent job thus far, but it's doubtful you'd be able to trust any of them in a playoff game.

The Mets would do best to trade Robertson to a team where they could extract the most value, and Arizona and their third ranked farm system would be just that. The Diamondbacks have a deep minor league squad, but it remains to be seen if they're willing to go all in this season. With a low payroll and a young core centered around Corbin Carroll, they have the option to be patient and wait for their core to keep developing.

Still, for a franchise that hasn't had a playoff berth since 2017, the Diamondbacks should still be a bit agressive at the trade deadline. David Robertson gives them a mentor and experienced veteran that they can trust to get back into the playoffs and potentially shock the world once again.