New York Mets assistant GM John Ricco tells Mike Puma of the New York Post the team is in the market for a reliver and backup catcher. While the Mets want to remain in the hunt for one of the two Wild Card spots, the team will not be looking to make a move that would mortgage their future. Instead, we should expect the team to make a "small" by Tuesday's trade deadline.
Mets still in the market for a reliever and backup catcher, says assistant GM John Ricco. He projects Mets making a "small" move by 7/31.— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) July 27, 2012
A move for a reliever seems nearly a sure thing for the Mets. Their bullpen has been far and away the worst in the majors this season, with their relievers posting a combined 5.11 ERA.
Purely speculating, but I would imagine Mets follow their off-season plan and look for a reliever that would become free-agent at season's end, avoiding any financial commitments for the future.