The New York Mets are interested in making one “big splash” which could involve the purchase of a starting pitcher and slugger before the July 30 deadline. After Wednesday’s win over the Cincinnati Reds that pushed the Mets to 50-43 this season, they generated a small ripple.
Peru MLB website, the Mets traded Billy McKinney to the Los Angeles Dodgers for minor league champion Carlos Rincon. According to The Associated Press (h / t ESPN), the Mets also received money in the trade and then claimed right-hand pitcher Roel Ramirez to resign from the St. Louis Cardinals.
The AP added that Rincon will head to Double-A Binghamton, while Ramirez will return to Triple-A Syracuse.
New York originally landed McKinney via a trade deal with the Milwaukee Brewers on May 25 but appointed him for assignment on July 16. Through 79 total games with those two organizations this year, McKinney hit .213 with eight home runs and 20 RBI.
Mets general manager Zack Scott explained during a Tuesday appearance on the podcast “Big Time Baseball” wants to exchange for a beginner at some point before the expiration date. The United States has been linked with Jose Berrios of the Minnesota Gemini and Tyler Anderson of the Pittsburgh Pirates, among others, in rumors and reports.