If I rehash the stats and where they rank among NL teams, it will just upset me. Apparently, this is an area the team will look to upgrade . Of course, the Mets should not act desperate and trade prospects that intend to be part of the team's future, but will have to part with something if they want to add a reliever that could help out. Unfortunately, relievers are a guessing game and are never a sure thing. Just ask Billy Taylor and Mel Rojas.
Jonathan Broxton signed a 1 yr $4 mil contract with the Royals. He is currently 1-1, with a 1.57 ERA, 18 saves in 28 appearances.
Francisco (K-Rod) Rodriguez is a controversal option being he was a Met last season. The Brewers may be out of contension, and may be friendly enough to not demand top prospects in return being the Brewers got him for Adrian Rosario and Jonathan Herrera. K-Rod is 0-4, 3.82, 1 sv in 36 games for Milwaukee. He is making $8 mil this season.
Grant Balfour is on the last year of a 2 yr, $8.1 mil deal he signed with Oakland. He is currently 1-1, 2.68, 7, 36.
Huston Street is on the last year of a 3 year $22.5 million deal he signed with Colorado. Pitching for San Diego, he is 1-0, 1.50, 11, 16.
Brett Myers is on the last year of a 2 year, $23 million deal he signed with Houston to be a starter. As a closer this season, he is 0-2, 2.93, 12, 38.
Maybe off the radar, but still a possibility, is Colorado closer Rafael Betancourt. He is 1-3, 2.83, 12, 28 this season but he is on the 3rd year of a 4 year, $16.05 mil deal he signed with the Rockies. Paying him in 2013 may not be something the Mets want to do.
All the following are probably available and most certainly would help the Mets. The Mets should gauge the market on these pitchers, but not over-do it by trading top prospects. Balfour and K-Rod are probably the most attainable, in my opinion.