MLB Trade Rumors 2012: New York Mets Seeking Another Bullpen Arm?

The New York Mets are reportedly in the market for another arm in the bullpen and won't try to stock the pen with someone from inside the organization (via New York Post).

Mets vice president and assistant general manager John Ricco said about the situation the team faces, "Our numbers are what they are. We need to find a way to get better production." And, the numbers aren't good. The Mets have the worst bullpen ERA in baseball at 5.21. Ricco also said, "It's not too early to do the research. It's probably too early to make a move, although each year there is several pre-emptive ones. For the seller more than the buyer."

Here are the names that came up in the Post article which the Mets might look into: Huston Street, Brett Myers and possibly Grant Balfour as well.

It's not out of the realm of possibility that New York will also explore pitchers who aren't big names. Ricco referenced the 2006 trade which brought in Guillermo Mota from the Indians. "Sometimes, you try to catch lightning in a bottle. That was a deal when they were just giving him away." Mota posted an ERA of 1.00 in 18 appearances for the Mets in 2006 after being a bust for Cleveland.

For more Mets trade rumors and information, stay tuned to our StoryStream. For more on the Mets, head over to Amazin' Avenue.

Trending Discussions

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Join SB Nation New York

You must be a member of SB Nation New York to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at SB Nation New York. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.