The New York Mets are going to need to make a trade for the sanity of their fanbase. After finishing 2013 batting .237, all the fans wanted was a couple of players who could hit the ball.
So, the Mets went out and signed Chris Young, who has never batted better than .257, and Curtis Granderson, who batted .232 in 2012 and .229 last year.
This season, Young is batting .204, Granderson is batting .216 and the team is still batting, yes, .237.
According to Team Rankings, the Mets also leave an average of 3.8 runners in scoring position per game, which is the 21st-worst number in the MLB. Bats aren’t the only thing New York needs, but they would certainly help.
By trading John Buck and Marlon Byrd, New York showed that it is willing to move veteran players to a contending team.
Does that mean Daisuke Matsuzaka or Bartolo Colon could be on the move? What about the Mets' surplus of young arms? Is there a chance anyone like Zack Wheeler or Rafael Montero is moved?
With the 2014 trade deadline just weeks away, the Mets should certainly be active in the trade department. Here are five players the Mets could look to move prior to the July 31 deadline.