Mets 101 rounds up the latest trade rumors involving the New York Mets as the trade deadline approaches. The Mets have a three player offer out to the Milwaukee Brewers for catcher Jonathan Lucroy and have also been linked to relief pitchers Joe Smith and Jim Johnson.
New York Mets' manager Terry Collins called a team meeting after the Mets' third straight loss last night, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Collins implored his players to relax and have some fun to try and break the tension that has constantly surrounded the team.
The New York Mets (53-49) lost their third straight game, falling 6-1 to the Colorado Rockies (51-52). The Rockies have won all five meetings with the Mets so far this season.
The New York Mets (53-48) will look to snap a two game losing streak when they continue their four game series with the Colorado Rockies (50-52) tonight. The Rockies won the opener 2-1 yesterday after Jeurys Familia blew his second consecutive save.
The New York Mets have checked in with the Cincinnati Reds about the availability of outfielder Jay Bruce, Kristie Ackert of the New York Daily News reports. Bruce, who is hitting .271 with 25 homers and 79 RBI's this season, was a trade target for the Mets last year prior to the acquisition of Yoenis Cespedes.
The New York Mets may jump into the bidding for Pittsburgh Pirates' relief pitcher Mark Melancon, Chris Cotillo of MLB Daily Dish reports. Melancon, who will be a free agent after the season, has drawn interest from the Washington Nationals among others.
The New York Mets are expected to place outfielder Juan Lagares on the disabled list due to trouble playing through a thumb injury, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Brandon Nimmo is expected to take Lagares' place on the active roster.
The New York Mets are confident they can land a reliever prior to the trade deadline, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. Another area of need is the offense, where the Mets are looking for more upgrades, including re-starting talks with the Milwaukee Brewers about catcher Jonathan Lucroy.
The New York Mets have been dreadful all season with runners in scoring position, batting just .205 in those situations this season and .155 in 13 games since the All Star Break. The Mets need to do something to shake up their offense before the trade deadline or they risk watching their 2016 season go down the drain.
Jeurys Familia (L, 2-3) blew a save for the second consecutive game as the Colorado Rockies (50-52) defeated the New York Mets (53-48) 2-1. The Mets didn't do themselves any favors by continuing to struggle in the clutch, going 1 for 9 with runners in scoring position and leaving nine men on base.