The New York Mets are having another type of miracle season. A team that was supposed to be bringing up the rear in the National League East is now in contention to be a division winner and even get a chance to win the second National League wildcard spot in the playoffs. The Mets are only 4.5 games behind the upstart Washington Nationals.
With the trade deadline looming, MLB rumors are swirling around the Mets as they might try to add some veteran pitching to their staff. However, the Mets are looking to improve upon their 46-40 record. That means top pitching prospects Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler are off limits.
The Mets are in the market for possibly two veteran relievers and possibly even a veteran backup catcher. The Mets could be buyers at the trade deadline with their sights set on those particular targets.
Some of the targets the Mets have in mind are former closer Francisco Rodriguez, Grant Balfour, Huston Street, Brett Myers, Brandon Lyon and Jonathan Broxton. Upgrading the bullpen would be key for the Mets, whose bullpen has been ranked near the bottom in all of baseball this season. The Mets also have catchers Ramon Hernandez, Miguel Olivo and Kelly Shoppach.
It is still too early still to tell what the team is going to do as of right now. The Mets do have high hopes for the rest of the season and the team hopes that R.A. Dickey represents the team well in the All-Star Game Tuesday.
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