NEW YORK - OCTOBER 29: Sandy Alderson answers questions during a press conference after being introduced as the general manager for the New York Mets on October 29 2010 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
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.