The Tampa Bay Rays should look to aquire David Robertson to bolster their only weakness
The Rays are always a mystery when it comes to financials, as they continue to contend every season despite having one of the smallest payrolls in baseball. While the idea of them trading for David Robertson seems like it goes against their philosophy, the Rays should at least entertain the idea in order to keep pace in the hardest divsion in baseball.
It's hard to find anything wrong with the Rays start this season, but their bullpen has been a point of weakness. Injuries have depleted this squad, and their bullpen's depth is being tested as a result. Current closer Jason Adam has been less than stellar, going 11-16 in save opportunities.
For the Mets, trading with the Rays can be a bit of a risk. The team is elite at evaluating talent, and always seems to come away with the winning side after a few years. The Mets seem to have gotten a solid return in the Brooks Raley deal, but the Ryas have been historically good at trading. Despite this, their farm system is one of the best, and Robertson should be able to get a solid return.
Buying at the deadline would be extremely unlike the Rays, who have built up their team on development and patience. However, if the price is right, the Mets should hop back on the phone with Tampa and see if a deal can be made for the Rays to solidify themselves as World Series contenders.