The Mets should target an in-division bullpen arm
After Edwin Diaz left the bullpen due to injury, the Mets have had to turn to David Robertson, Adam Ottavino, and Brooks Raley as their arms in high-leverage situations. These pitchers have been doing the work but because of their age, the workload can affect their performance and health throughout the season.
Among the options that the market can present is Dylan Floro. The Miami Marlins closer is a safe bet to be in the trading block soon because the Marlins would not be competing in 2023 and he is in his last year of the contract.
The Marlins have not shown themselves as a team with an impediment to making trades with teams in their division, especially with the Mets, who have benefited from trades with the Miami team over the past few decades. Additionally, Floro would enter the market at 33, making him a candidate not to be extended by the Marlins, who instead acquired A.J. Puk this offseason as a future option as a closer.
Dylan Floro is an under-the-radar bullpen arm. His repertoire induces a low amount of hard-hit contact, which favors a favorable outcome for the pitcher. Floro benefits from a sinker pitch that induces a considerable amount of ground ball, something the Mets are very good at handling in the infield.
As a relatively old reliever and in his final year of the contract, Dylan Floro would be low-cost and could make an impact in the Mets bullpen. A prospect within the top 20 of the organization could be enough to get the services of this pitcher or be able to add another prospect outside the top 30 with an upside.