The Mets aren’t performed on the lookout for a bat after touchdown the DH/first baseman Daniel Vogelbach in a commerce with the Pittsburgh Pirates on Friday that noticed them surrender a promising rookie reliever Colin Holderman.
In keeping with SNY Insider Andy Martino, the Mets have continued to scout the Orioles slugger Trey Mancini throughout Baltimore’s weekend collection with the Yankees at Camden Yards.
For the previous a number of weeks, rival managers within the Nationwide League have been beneath the impression that Mancini is without doubt one of the major targets of curiosity within the Mets’ bats. The 30-year-old would function a DH choice, however can play first base and each outfield spots, which is the sort of positional versatility the Mets worth.
“General, I will respect the flexibility of the place — until we’re speaking about full-level impression gamers,” the overall supervisor Billy Eppler mentioned Friday about potential future offensive additions.
The Mets’ offense has totaled simply two runs in back-to-back losses to the San Diego Padres of their first collection popping out of the All-Star break. The Atlanta Braves are sitting only one sport again within the NL East.
New York has struggled to supply runs in current weeks, and whereas the acquisition of Vogelbach, who stifles right-handed pitching (.896 OPS, 149 wRC+ vs. righties), is a begin, they are not performed on the lookout for assist extra offensive.
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Because the sources instructed me and Michael Marino just lately, the Mets are one in all a number of groups to current a commerce supply to the Washington Nationals for 1st base/DH Josh Bell and an MLB reliever, which might ship to DC a minor league starter and a high-end outfielder. No deal seems to be shut or imminent presently.
Proper now, Bell, Mancini and others are potential at-bat choices for the Mets forward of the Aug. 2 deadline.
– Mets mentioned commerce supply with Nationals for Josh Bell
– Mets Purchase 1B/DH Daniel Vogelbach from Pirates
– Jacob deGrom will do no less than 1 extra rehab earlier than the Mets return
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