2) NY Mets Rockies trade target: Daniel Bard
Daniel Bard was signed by the Mets and made one appearance in the minors before being granted free agency that offseason. He's a guy who always had great stuff but dealt with numerous injuries. He finally got to Colorado in the shortened 2020 season and found a home.
Bard had his best year yet, posting a 1.79 ERA and recording 34 saves in 37 opportunities. He's a rare example of a pitcher who's found success pitching in Colorado and is someone the Mets should be interested in.
The Mets might not have a gaping hole in the bullpen now after the moves they've made, but you can never have enough pitching. Relievers can fizzle out at any moment, and they should be trying to get as many proven arms as they can.
Bard and his power stuff would play extremely well in this bullpen setting up for Edwin Diaz alongside the likes of Adam Ottavino, Brooks Raley, and David Robertson.
Bard did just sign an extension last season which covers the 2023 and 2024 seasons, but he should still be available if the Rockies are out of contention. I never know what the Rockies are doing, but trading Bard when his value is high would be the smart thing. If he's available, the Mets should keep their eye on him.