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Mets could land Daniel Hudson, Jake Diekman for bullpen help

The Mets need bullpen help again, and two relief targets from a year ago are free agents again.

According to industry sources, the Mets engaged in negotiations last offseason with right-hander Daniel Hudson and left-hander Jake Diekman, only to fail to find common ground with either veteran.

The 32-year-old Hudson wound up signing a minor league contract with the Angels, only to get released in spring training and subsequently sign a one-year, $1.5 million deal with the Blue Jays — who traded him to the Nationals at the July 31 deadline. Hudson proceeded to excel for Washington, tallying a 1.