MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Latest Targets the N.Y. Mets Could Acquire at the Deadline

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MLB Trade Rumors: 5 Latest Targets the N.Y. Mets Could Acquire at the Deadline
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Sandy Alderson has some difficult decisions to make in the coming weeks

At 46-40 and only 4.5 games back of first place in the NL East, the New York Mets are doing something not many fans or experts expected: contending.

On the verge of a playoff run, the team still has many holes to fill. Specific needs include a solid outfielder to replace the struggling duo of Andres Torres and Jason Bay, a reliable backup catching option and an experienced reliever to come in and shut the door late in games.

While not all of these holes can be filled and it is unlikely that the Mets will part with any of their top prospects, New York is considered one of the few teams that are "a player away" from making the playoffs. 

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