3) RHP Brad Ziegler, Arizona Diamondbacks
We mentioned previously that the Mets bullpen is good, but not dominant. Adding a reliever with closing experience can only help fortify the bridge to Jeurys Familia.
Arizona shocked the baseball world signing Zack Greinke and acquiring Shelby Miller in a blockbuster trade with Atlanta this past winter. To make a long story short, the Diamondbacks big offseason hasn’t yielded the results they were looking for. The outcome could mean they find themselves as sellers when comes the deadline.
What’s one of the least important positions on a losing ball club? The closer, as evidenced by the Phillies’ offseason trade of Ken Giles to Houston. Ziegler has pitched to a solid 2.82 ERA in 38.1 innings this season, racking up 18 saves after recording 30 in 2015.
Ziegler shouldn’t have too hefty of a price tag. He’s 36 years old and a free agent the season. However, multiple teams should have interest if Arizona decides to put him on the trading block which could drive up the price. Regardless, the Mets could look at Ziegler to bolster the bullpen.