The primary-place New York Mets are reportedly concerned about making a “large splash” that would contain buying a beginning pitcher and slugger earlier than the July 30 commerce deadline. Following Wednesday’s win on the Cincinnati Reds that propelled the Mets to 50-43 on the season, they generated a small ripple.
Per the MLB web site, the Mets have traded outfielder Billy McKinney to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league outfielder Carlos Rincon. In accordance with The Related Press (h/t ESPN), the Mets additionally obtained money within the commerce after which claimed right-handed pitcher Roel Ramirez off waivers from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The AP added Rincon is heading to Double-A Binghamton, whereas Ramirez will report back to Triple-A Syracuse.
New York initially landed McKinney by way of a commerce with the Milwaukee Brewers on Could 25 however designated him for task July 16. Throughout 79 whole video games with these two organizations this yr, McKinney batted .213 with eight dwelling runs and 20 RBI.
Mets basic supervisor Zack Scott defined throughout a Tuesday look on the “Large Time Baseball” podcast he needs to commerce for a starter in some unspecified time in the future earlier than the deadline. The Amazins have been linked with Jose Berrios of the Minnesota Twins and Tyler Anderson of the Pittsburgh Pirates, amongst others, in rumors and experiences.