NBA Rumors: Ken Rosenthal Names 3 Top Trade Targets For New York Mets

There's no question the New York Mets need another bat. They're knee-deep in the trade market, with a week to go, looking for that offensive boost. 

According to Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, the Mets have targeted three players:

◽️ Trey Mancini ◽️ Andrew Benintendi ◽️ J.D. Martinez

Rosenthal adds that the recent Mets' addition of left-handed hitting designated hitter Daniel Vogelbach would appear to make a right-handed hitter more of a priority, which would push Mancini or Martinez to the top of the list. 

Martinez, of course, would only come into play if the Boston Red Sox decide to sell... and they're teetering on the brink. The 34-year-old five-time All-Star is heading into free agency, and he's currently hitting .302 with an .849 OPS.

Mancini is a favorite of just about everyone in Baltimore, and it would be tough for the Orioles to let him go after spending his 6-year career there, and battling and coming back from cancer. He is a sentimental favorite, indeed. He and the O's have a mutual option for $10M in his contract for next season. Mancini is currently hitting .268 with a .749 OPS, 9 homers and 37 RBIs.

Benintendi, a left-handed hitter, is batting .322 for the Kansas City Royals, with a .390 on-base percentage, and his unvaccinated status doesn't really concern them, as, being in the National League, they wouldn't have to worry about traveling out of the country for any playoff matchup... Until a possible World Series matchup, that is.

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