The end of June was not kind to Seth Lugo, as in three games he went 0-2 with three blown saves while allowing 7 ER n 3.2 IP. But it’s been a different ballgame for him here in July. He’s not allowed a run in eight appearances this month. In 8.2 IP, he’s allowed just 3 H and 1 BB while picking up 11 Ks. He’s limited opposing batters to a .265 OPS and even on days like Sunday when he didn’t have his best stuff, he’s finding a way to get outs.
You hear so much talk about trading expiring contracts here as the deadline approaches. But if I’m another team in pursuit of the postseason, I’ve got little use for those guys. The player on the Mets I’d be targeting would be Lugo. The question becomes if the Mets are willing to trade him and what an acceptable return might be.