Despite the New York Mets' wind-aided hitting barrage recently against the hapless Cubs, it's imperative for general manager Sandy Alderson to try and improve their shaky lineup before the trade deadline.
The Amazins are a predominately left-handing hitting team and manager Terry Collins needs to get more production from the right side of the plate. David Wright is enjoying an All-Star campaign and Scott Hairston has been terrific against southpaws so far but if New York is too make a serious run at a wild card spot, Alderson has to be aggressive at the trading deadline and acquire a viable right-handed bat to bolster their offensive attack.
Mets fans deserve that.
Jason Bay is trying to return from another concussion but can he be trusted to finally provide the offense he was signed to provide? He's been a total bust.
With the July 31 trading deadline a little more than a month away, here are five right-handed batters Alderson should consider trading for to help keep the Mets in the playoff hunt...