Jeurys Familia is among the Mets expected to be dangled in advance of the trade deadline, but don't expect much back in return.
The recent Kelvin Herrera trade netted the Royals only one highly thought of prospect from the Nationals. That's a sign that the relief market isn't what is was a few years ago -- when the Yankees landed Gleyber Torres as part of a deal for a half season of Aroldis Chapman.
As Chris Cotillo of Mass Live notes, teams are far more reluctant to trade key prospects for relievers. And the relief market is also saturated...
Beyond Familia and teammate Jerry Blevins, Brad Brach and Zach Britton (Orioles), Jim Johnson (Angels), Sergio Romo (Rays), Joakim Soria (White Sox), Brad Hand (Padres), Raisel Iglesias (Reds), and Kyle Barraclough (Marlins) could all be available this summer.
When the Mets shop Familia, they'll be more likely to receive offers involving depth pieces, not high-end guys, SNY's Andy Martino wrote recently.
The 28-year-old Familia, who is eligible for free agency after the season, has a 2.53 ERA and 1.31 WHIP with 37 strikeouts in 32.0 innings (31 games) this season.