The Dodgers are exploring a possible trade for Mets RHP Addison Reed, per ESPN's Buster Olney.
Of all the players the Mets have made available via trade, closer Addison Reed is drawing the most interest.
There are at least six teams -- including the Brewers, Red Sox, and Nationals -- inquiring about a potential trade, according to multiple reports.
Rob Bradford of WEEI reported earlier this week that "everyone is asking about" Reed.
Matthew Cerrone: If Sandy Alderson truly sees himself as a 'seller,' then he has to trade Reed. There's no reason to keep him. And if the goal is to dump veteran guys with expiring contracts to get young players that can impact the organization's future (either to play them or trade them), Reed is a goner...
The Mets have several veterans that fit this mold, but Reed will be the most valuable because he'll be the second- or third-best reliever available on the trade market. He's the one guy Alderson can move who is capable of bringing back a legit, top-level prospect...
Reed, 28, is due roughly $3.5 million the rest of this season, after which he can be an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career.
In 44 appearances this season, during which he's been filling in at closer for Jeurys Familia, Reed has a 2.35 ERA and 1.02 WHIP with 47 strikeouts.
In 2016, Reed's 2.6 WAR was the second-best total among NL relievers, according to FanGraphs.com.
In case you missed it, Familia recently started a throwing program. He underwent surgery in May and it was reported at the time that he was in danger of missing the remainder of the season.