One of the most active teams prior to the non-waiver MLB trade deadline, the New York Mets traded for Yoenis Cespedes, Tyler Clippard, Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson in July, then continued their wheeling and dealing in August by acquiring left-handed reliever Eric O’Flaherty from the Oakland Athletics.
However, the Mets may not be done. It’s an extreme long shot because of the salary he’s due, but one player that would love to be a Met (again) is Jose Reyes.
“It’s not that easy,” Reyes told Tim Rohan of the New York Times last week while discussing the fans in New York calling for Reyes to come back home. “I’d love to — not now, because I have two more years on my deal. But I’d love to finish my career here in New York. I have some great memories here.”
Still, as we mentioned earlier, a team like the Dodgers is more likely to land Reyes because they have deeper pockets. That leaves a player like Gordon Beckham or Emilio Bonaficio from the Chicago White Sox as backup infield options. Neither will hit much, but both Beckham and Bonaficio can play multiple positions, including second and third base, and Bonaficio can play the outfield as well.
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