Dodgers Rumors: Mets Targeting Trade For JP Howell, Other Dodgers Lefties?

The New York Mets are looking everywhere for lefty bullpen help after losing Josh Edgin to Tommy John surgery, and the Los Angeles Dodgers' surplus of lefty bullpen pieces has piqued their interest.

Via DJ Short of Hardball Talk:

Mark Saxon of ESPN Los Angeles reports that the Mets are keeping an eye on J.P. Howell, Paco Rodriguez, and Adam Liberatore from the Dodgers in case one of them becomes available. That’s no sure thing, as Howell is costly and he’s one of the only (healthy) locks in the Dodgers’ bullpen while Rodriguez and Liberatore still have options remaining.

The Mets do have some internal options for Edgin's lefty specialist role, but no one with the same track record of someone like JP Howell. However, whether or not Los Angeles is willing to play ball with New York on a trade for someone like Howell remains to be seen.

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