The New York Mets are looking into a move to improve their bullpen by reaching out to the Rays regarding Alex Colome.

The New York Mets will likely have their closer Jeurys Familia suspended for at least the first month of the season – or potentially even longer – due to a pending decision by the league over a recent domestic violence incident. So with that on the horizon, the Mets have attempted to add some depth to a currently not-so intimidating bullpen.

According to Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times, a deal for Alex Colome would have to begin with either outfielder Michael Conforto or top shortstop prospect Amed Rosario.

The market for relief pitchers has skyrocketed within the past few years, meaning that trading for a top reliever will cost a team a portion of their top prospects.

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In 2015, Colome sported a 1.91 ERA while saving 37 games in 40 opportunities, while still striking out 71 hitters in 56.2 innings.

It’s unlikely that New York would give up either Conforto or Rosario for the Tampa Bay closer, but depending on how long Familia’s suspension could be, this rumor could become a reality.

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