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NL Trade Deadline Update: Mets Add Bullpen Help

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The Mets added another body to their roster and this time in the form of an experienced relief pitcher in Tyler Clippard, who they received from the Oakland A’s in a trade on Monday. As part of the deal, New York sent pitching prospect Casey Meisner to Oakland and also received some cash in return.

Clippard, a two-time all-star, spent seven seasons of his nine-year MLB career with the Washington Nationals, and in 2012 he saved 32 games. This season with the A’s, the 30-year old right hander was the was 1-3, with a 2.79 ERA and 17 saves.

Meisner was drafted by the Mets in the 3rd round of the 2013 MLB Amateur Draft and in three seasons with the Mets organization, he is 16-10, with a 2.89 ERA.

It seems the Mets are finally adding quality players to their roster, and gone is John Mayberry Jr., as was Chris Young in 2014, a total flop.

But the Mets are in contention now, as they find themselves at 51-48 and only two games behind the first place Washington Nationals, and adding quality talent to the roster is the new norm.

On Friday the Mets acquired Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe in a trade with the Atlanta Braves. Since the trade, both players have already paid dividends with their new team, with Johnson homering in his first start as a Met and Uribe driving in the winning run in the bottom of the 10th in Sunday’s final against the Dodgers.

David Conde
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