The MLB trade deadline is approaching and the New York Mets keep playing well despite myriad injuries. But for this team to take the next step, becoming a World Series contender, moves need to be made in July.
New York’s rotation was expected to be its greatest strength this season, especially when Noah Syndergaard and Carlos Carrasco returned from injuries. But both starters suffered setbacks and the hits keep piling on to a collection of arms that carries significant durability concerns.
There are also a few weaknesses in the Mets’ lineup. Even with some impact players returning from the injured list, more can be done to turn this into a championship-caliber batting order. So, let’s examine three trades that could help make that happen.