New York Mets Amazin’ News, 7/20/17: Multiple Teams Showing Interest in Addison Reed, Jay Bruce
Apr 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) and relief pitcher Addison Reed (43) celebrate a win over the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets defeated the Phillies 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Thursday was filled with lots of trade chatter surrounding multiple New York Mets, especially closer Addison Reed and right fielder Jay Bruce.

Addison Reed has been nothing short of brilliant in Jeurys Familia’s absence this season. Reed picked up his first win of the season yesterday and lowered his ERA to a brilliant 2.35.

According to ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick, multiple borderline contending teams have shown interest in the closer, and Reed is most likely going to leave New York before the Jul. 31 non-waiver trade deadline.

According to Newsday‘s Marc Carig, Milwaukee is one of the many teams that are interested in Reed. Their front office surely believes that he can be a major piece of their puzzle as the Brewers look to continue their playoff push.

Jay Bruce to the American League?

Mets right fielder Jay Bruce has also been the topic of trade talk recently. FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Thursday that the Cleveland Indians have shown some level of interest in the slugger.

Bruce is hitting a respectable .266 with 24 home runs, 63 RBI, and 53 runs scored and a .860 OPS. With Lonnie Chisenhall on-and-off the disabled list, the Indians have been rolling with a platoon of Abraham Almonte and Brandon Guyer in right field.

Other Mets News, Stories

  • NJ.com’s Matt Ehalt provides an update on injured second baseman Neil Walker’s status.
  • Mike Puma of the New York Post tweets that the Mets are pleased with the level of interest that Asdrubal Cabrera is generating as a trade chip.

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Zachary Weisleder is a New York Mets Beat Writer for Elite Sports NY. Born and raised in Toronto, Zach is a diehard fan of his local Blue Jays, Raptors, and Maple Leafs. In addition to writing for ESNY, Zach is a passionate supporter of Syracuse athletics and exemplifies his allegiance through contributing for Fansided’s Inside the Loud House and The Armchair All-Americans.