5 Players The New York Mets Should Target In The Trade Market

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New York Mets: 5 Players To Trade For

New York Mets: Five Players the Mets Should Trade For
Christopher Hanewinkel - USA Today

The New York Mets are looking to improve the team, but free agency hasn't been working thus far. With the teams only signing being outfielder Chris Young, exploring the trade market could be a better option. However, if the Mets were to trade for someone, it would need to be an impact bat.

There have been plenty of big names getting thrown around in rumors. Over the years, the Mets have built up their farm system. Having a strong farm system is a valuable asset. Not only does it help fill voids when an injury occurs, it allows a team to make big trades.

Jhonny Peralta has just signed with the St. Louis Cardinals, which thins out this free agent class. Not many big names remain, and someone like Robinson Cano is out of the teams pay range. While unloading prospects may not be exactly what the Mets want to do, it's exactly what they should do. Being in a big market like New York doesn't allow patience; the fans and media will just make things worse if nothing is done.

The five players on the list have all been subject to rumors. Whether or not the player would be traded is uncertain. However, with the right package, the player could most likely be bought. None of these players will be cheap in any way, and in a couple of cases, the players would need to be re-signed, as their current contract is expiring. Starting off our list is a guy whose name doesn't carry much impact.

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5. Carlos Gonzalez

Carlos Gonzalez
Christopher Hanewinkel - USA Today

Carlos Gonzalez is said to be untouchable by the Colorado Rockies, but that shouldn't stop the Mets from trying. And no, the Mets should not trade for Troy Tulowitzki over Gonzalez. Tulowitzki has had numerous injuries, making Gonzalez more reliable.

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4. Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp
Mark J. Rebilas - USA Today

Matt Kemp hasn't exactly been in trade talks and has been rumored to be getting a new contract. However, the Los Angeles Dodgers have four outfielders and all are in team control longer than Kemp. If a new contract can't be decided on, Kemp will surely become available.

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3. Mark Trumbo

Mark Trumbo
Gary A. Vasquez - USA Today

The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have made it none Mark Trumbo could be had. Peter Bourjos was just traded away, but the Angels didn't pick up any pitching. The Mets may not have an established started to get Trumbo, but a combination of prospects and Johnathan Niese or Dillion Gee may get this trade done.

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2. Elvis Andrus

Elvis Andrus
Kim Klement - USA Today

Writing about Elvis Andrus in a previous article, The Mets should be very interested in the shortstop. The Texas Rangers are looking for Jurickson Profar to play the position, and that's only good news for the Mets.

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1. Josh Willingham

Josh Willingham
Brace Hemmelgarn - USA Today

Josh Willingham's name may not make you jump off your seat, but he has been a consistent hitter for years. The Minnesota Twins haven't said he's on the market and refused to trade him last year. What Minnesota hopes to do is bring in a couple of pitchers to attempt to revive the franchise. However, if the Twins can't sign a pitcher soon, the Mets should give them a call.

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