3 Teams That Should Sell With the MLB Trade Deadline Coming Wednesday
By Braulio Perez
Time is almost running out for teams to either add some primetime players to their roster to make a postseason push, or for teams to keep building for the future and land even more top prospects.
While some teams remain heavy buyers, there are still teams that need to wake up and aggressively look to sell before Wednesday's deadline hits. Here's a look at three of those teams:
3. New York Mets
Though the Mets just traded for Edwin Diaz last offseason, multiple teams have shown interest in acquiring the young closer. Not only that, Noah Syndergaard has been surrounded by trade rumors for what feels like the last 20 years. While the Mets went ahead and landed Marcus Stroman, he alone won't save their season. This team continues to look to the future. Getting a big return in dealing Noah and Edwin could be worth it.
2. Detroit Tigers
All eyes continue to be on Matt Boyd. With plenty of franchises still out there hoping to add to their starting rotation, Boyd remains a top target. Boyd is a steady lefty who could make multiple teams that much more dangerous if he's added to their roster. With Detroit in the middle of a brutal campaign, holding on to him makes little sense if a top team is willing to dish out young talent for him.
1. Pittsburgh Pirates
The Pirates have already been busy in the past week, trading Jordan Lyles to the Brewers. Who could be next? Well, plenty of teams are interested in standout closer Felipe Vazquez. Thus far this season, Vazquez (formerly Romero) has 21 saves and a 1.87 ERA to his name. Teams would be insane to not try and bring him in. For Pittsburgh, they'd get some key chips in return. Dealing him could certainly happen before the deadline hits.
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