Mets Asked Rays About Alex Colome

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Peter Gammons tweeted that the Mets asked the Tampa Bay Rays about talented young closer Alex Colome.

According to Gammons, the Rays said the deal had to start with either Amed Rosario or Michael Conforto.

Colome, 27, saved 37 games for the Rays in 2016, pitching to a 1.91 ERA while striking out 71 batters in 56.2 innings. He also made his first All Star team.

While the Mets have said they are willing to move prospects for bullpen help, I don’t think Rosario or Conforto was what they had in mind.

The Nationals are another team that is scouring the market for bullpen help, but they need it a lot more than the Mets do. After missing out on Mark Melancon and Kenley Jansen (who took $5 million less to return to the Dodgers), they will either try to sign a free agent option (Greg Holland or Brad Ziegler), or trade for a closer (David Robertson or Alex Colome).

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Ever since I experienced Mike Piazza's post 9/11 home run to beat the Braves at Shea, I have been a die-hard Mets fan and exhaustive lover of baseball. I am a recent graduate of Ithaca College where I pitched on the varsity baseball team for four years and have been writing for MetsMerized Online since January of 2015. Follow me on twitter @LBarer32